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Magnus Magnusson
Birth date: October 12, 1929
Died: January 07, 2007
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Edward rated it 3 years ago
IntroductionNote on the Translation--King Harald's SagaGenealogical TablesGlossary of Proper NamesChronological Table, 1030-66Maps
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2014, mythology, fraudio, historical-fiction, iceland, ghosties-ghoulies, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, war, vikings, under-10-ratings, published-1985, lifestyles-deathstyles, fantasy, amusing, adventure Read from October 03 to 04, 2014 Description: From the back cover:"I...
Denise rated it 5 years ago
For someone like me who had little knowledge of the Vikings (except for common misconceptions) before reading this book, this was a fascinating and informative read. Magnus Magnusson manages to take readers back to the Viking Age and discusses the Viking culture through archeological finds, sagas ab...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 5 years ago
Reykjavik today is such an interesting place. Half spartan northern outpost, half ambitious capital of a scarcely populated but not diminutive country, the biggest (and some say only) town in Iceland welcomed your humble reviewer in style. Bygone the hectic days of the financial and real estate bubb...
Emamemi rated it 6 years ago
The fish can sing just like a bird,And grazes on the moorland scree,While cattle in a lowing herdRoam the rolling sea.Starting from this Icelandic paradox put in verse, Halldór Laxness weaves an enchanting tale on the outskirts of Reykjavík, in a time when the price of a Bible was equal to that of a...
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