Vikings in the West: The Legend of Ragnarr Lodbrok and His Sons

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Vikings in the West:   The Legend of Ragnarr Lodbrok and His Sons
Band 18 der Reihe »Skandinavistik /SMS«
Hardcover , 316 Seiten
Unsere Autoren: Ashman Rowe, Elisabeth
ISBN: 978-3-902575-42-5
Sofort lieferbar. Gewicht: 0.645 kg

Erschienen: 2012

Preis: € 38,20  zuzügl. Versandkosten

he famous but legendary Danish Viking Age king Ragnarr, who
was nicknamed “loðbrók” (“Shaggy breeches”), was extremely
popular in medieval Iceland. Some Icelanders claimed he was
one of their own ancestors, others maintained that the kings of
Norway, Sweden, and Denmark could trace their lineage back
to him. All said that his son Ívarr was one of the most notable
Vikings in England.

But were any of these stories true? This book investigates the
legend of Ragnarr and his sons from historical as well as literary
perspectives and uncovers the startling origin of his nickname,
significant dates in the development of the legend, and the
surprising role of clerical authors in spreading his story.