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Author Dzhakson, T. N., author

Title Eastern Europe in Icelandic sagas / Tatjana N. Jackson
Published Leeds : Arc Humanities Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series Beyond medieval Europe
Beyond medieval Europe.
Contents Austrhálfa on the mental map of medieval Scandinavians -- Austrvegr and other aust- place- names -- Austmarr, "the Eastern Sea," the Baltic Sea -- Traversing Eastern Europe -- East European rivers -- Garar/ Gararíki as a designation of Old Rus' -- Hólmgarr (Novgorod) and Kaenugarr (Kiev) -- Aldeigja/ Aldeigjuborg (Old Ladoga) -- "Hǫfu garar" in Hauksbók, and some other old Russian towns -- Bjarmaland -- Óláfr Tryggvason -- Óláfr Haraldsson -- Magnús Óláfsson -- Haraldr Sigurarson
Summary Based on the material of the Old Norse Icelandic sources written down in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries, this book demonstrates how medieval Scandinavians imagined Eastern Europe. It reconstructs the system of medieval Scandinavian perception of space in general, and the eastern part of the oecumene in particular. It also examines the unique Old Norse sources, of which the Russian chronicles were unaware
Analysis Old Norse
The Rus'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-206) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 20, 2019)
Subject Sagas -- History and criticism
HISTORY -- Europe -- Scandinavia.
Civilization -- Foreign influences
Europe, Eastern -- In literature
Scandinavia -- Civilization -- Foreign influences
Eastern Europe
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1641890274