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Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney
By Hermann Palsson (editor), Hermann Palsson (trans) and Paul Geoffrey Edwards (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date July 1, 1981
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140443837
ISBN-10 0140443835
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $17.00
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A Norse saga recounts the conquest of the northern Scottish isles by the Viking kings of Norway during the ninth century
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Written around AD 1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the Orkneyinga Saga is an intriguing fusion of myth, legend and history. The only medieval chronicle to have Orkney as the central place of action, it tells of an era when the islands were still part of the Viking world, beginning with their conquest by the kings of Norway in the ninth century. The saga describes the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney and the adventures of great Norsemen such as Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Savagely powerful and poetic, this is a fascinating depiction of an age of brutal battles, murder, sorcery and bitter family feuds.

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