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Icelandic Folktales and Legends

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Icelandic Folktales and Legends by Jacqueline Simpson
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This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards and black magic rites, buried treasure and religious tales. The stories are intimately linked to the landscape and reflect the hopes, fears, hardships and preoccupations of everyday life. The translation of each tale is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and notes.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Simpson is one of Britain's most distinguished folklorists and Old Norse scholars. Magnus Magnusson is an Icelandic national who has spent most of his life in Scotland. He has presented many programs on BBC TV, including Chronicle, Mastermind, and a 12-part series on Vikings! He has published more than 20 books.
Release date NZ
September 29th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The History Press Ltd
Pages
224
Dimensions
172x235x10
ISBN-13
9780752430454
Product ID
2252795

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