Collection : Islandica

Volumes in the Islandica series were published by the Cornell University Library until 1932; between 1933 and 2003, the series was published by Cornell University Press. Since 2008, the series is once again being published by Cornell University Library and is distributed by Cornell University Press. The books published under the Cornell University Press imprint are listed here. For those published under the Cornell University Library imprint, please see the next Islandica listing on the Series listing.

   

Morkinskinna
The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030–1157)
Morkinskinna ("rotten parchment"), the first full-length chronicle of the kings of medieval Norway (1030-1157), forms the basis of the Icelandic chronicle tradition. Based ultimately on an original from ca. 1220, the single defective manuscript was...



The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason
Oddr Snorrason
Oddr Snorrason, a Benedictine monk in northern Iceland in the late twelfth century, composed a landmark Latin biography of the legendary Norwegian king Olaf Tryggvason (died 1000 A.D.).



The Structure of Old Norse "Dróttkvætt" Poetry
Kari Ellen Gade
The drottkvett was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. Kari Ellen Gade explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drottkvett poetry and suggests a solution to the...



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