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Author McDonald Werronen, Sheryl,
Title Popular romance in Iceland : the women, worldviews, and manuscript witnesses of Nítíða saga / Sheryl McDonald Werronen.
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2016.
[Chicago] : Distributed in the US and Canada by University of Chicago Press, 2016.
©2016

Author McDonald Werronen, Sheryl,
Series Crossing boundaries: Turku medieval and early modern studies ; 5
Crossing boundaries: Turku medieval and early modern studies ; 5.
Subject Nítíða saga -- Translations into English.
Romances, Old Norse -- History and criticism.
Sagas -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Alternate Title Container of (work): Nítíða saga.
Container of (expression): Nítíða saga. English.
Description 1 online resource
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Manuscript Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I. Romance Contexts -- 1. Manuscript Witnesses -- 2. Intertextuality -- 3. Setting the Scene -- Part II. Romance Characters -- 4. The Hero and her Rivals -- 5. Women Helping Women, and Other Minor Characters -- 6. Romance through the Eyes of the Narrator -- Conclusion -- Appendix Nítíða saga Text and Translation -- Index
Summary A late medieval Icelandic romance about the maiden-king of France, the Nítíða saga was well received in its day and grew in popularity throughout post-Reformation Iceland. It has not, however, received the comprehensive scholarly analysis it deserves, or that other Icelandic sagas have received. Sheryl McDonald Werronen corrects that here, offering a detailed study of the saga and its presentation of women and the Icelandic worldview, including questions of identity, gender, female solidarity, and the romance genre itself.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-266) and indexes.
Note Text in English; includes appendix with text of the Nítíða saga in Icelandic with English translation following (pages 221-248).
ISBN 9789048526154 (electronic bk.)
9048526159 (electronic bk.)
9789089647955
9089647953
OCLC # 1050364465
Additional Format Print version: 9789089647955 9089647953 (DLC) 2017390506 (OCoLC)944087368


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