Viking Language 2

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About the author:
Jesse Byock is Distinguished Professor of Old Norse Studies in the UCLA Scandinavian Section and at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and teaches Old Norse, Icelandic sagas, and Viking Archaeology. Prof. Byock directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) in Iceland, excavating a Viking Age longhouse, harbor, and valley. He is professor at the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands) affiliated with the Department of History and the Program in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies. He is the author of Viking Age Iceland (Penguin Books), Feud in the Icelandic Saga (University of California Press), The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Books), Grettir's Saga (Oxford University Press), The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer (Penguin Books), and The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Books).

Viking Language 2

The Old Norse Reader

Authored by Jesse L. Byock
Edition: 1

Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader immerses the learner in the sagas, legends, runes, and myths of Vikings and Icelanders. Readings from Icelandic sagas, Viking Age runic inscriptions, and eddas take the student into the world of old Norse heroes, gods, and goddesses. Chapters on The Creation of the World and Ragnarok, the battle at the world's end, where the gods meet their doom. Readings and maps about Viking Age Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. Other chapters tackle eddic and skaldic verse with ancient stories from Old Scandinavia. Learn how to read runes and runic inscriptions. Where lessons contain exercises, answers given. Viking Language 1 and 2 are designed as workbooks. Students learn quickly and interactively. For more information, see our website:

Publication Date:
1481175262 / 9781481175265
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Foreign Language Study / Old & Middle English

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