King Harald"s saga Harald Hardradi of Norway. From Snorri Sturluson"s Heimskringla. by Snorri Sturluson

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Published by Penguin Books in Baltimore .

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  • Harald III Harđráđi, King of Norway, 1015-1066.

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Statementtranslated with an introd. by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson.
SeriesPenguin classics,, L183
ContributionsSnorri Sturluson, 1179?-1241., Magnusson, Magnus. tr., Hermann Pálsson, 1921-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT7278.5.H32 E55 1966a
The Physical Object
Pagination180, p.
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5527896M
LC Control Number67002064
OCLC/WorldCa13258114

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OF GYDA, DAUGHTER OF EIRIE. Harald Bluetooth (c. ), otherwise known as King Harald I of Denmark, was best known for three major achievements. First, he completed the work of unifying Denmark under a single ruler.

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The main sources are several sagas - chiefly the Heimskringla, which contain the Saga of Halfdan the Black and the Saga of Harald Fairhair, then the Orkneyinga saga, the Floamanna saga, Egil's Saga, and a few others.

Another good source is the Historia Norwegiae from Theodricus Monachus. None of these king sagas are older than the 12 th Author: Aleksa Vučković. Aand we are back to the Vikings. Origins King Harald's Saga is part of the Heimskringla, a collection of sagas telling the history of Norway, written by the Icelander Snorri Sturluson at the end of the 12th is also hands down one of my favorite sagas.

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