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The Reality of the Fantastic: The Magical, Political and Social Universe of Late Medieval Saga Manuscripts.

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The Reality of the Fantastic: The Magical, Political and Social Universe of Late Medieval Saga Manuscripts

Hans Jacob Orning

University Press of Southern Denmark

2017

387 pages

$47.00

Hardcover

The Viking Collection: Studies in Northern Civilization; Volume 23

PT7154

Considering a concrete manifestation of a saga in a manuscript rather than a supposed original text, and rejecting the modern genres of legendary and romantic sagas as somehow less authentic than historical sagas, Orning focuses on the manuscript AM343a4to, a huge manuscript containing 15 sagas, probably produced in northern Iceland during the third quarter of the 15th century. He is looking for magical, political and social aspects of that time and place that a particular rendition of a saga provides. Distributed in the US by ISBS. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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