A Description of the Northern Peoples
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Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus was a monumental work by Olaus Magnus on the Nordic countries, printed in Rome 1555. It was a work which long remained for the rest of Europe the authority on Swedish matters. Its popularity increased by the numerous woodcuts of people and their customs, amazing the rest of Europe. It is still today a valuable repertory of much curious information in regard to Scandinavian customs and folklore.
It was translated into Italian (1565), German (1567), English (1658) and Dutch (1665). Abridgments of the work appeared also at Antwerp (1558 and 1562), Paris (1561), Basel (1567), Amsterdam (1586), Frankfurt (1618) and Leiden (1652).
- Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, Rome, 1555 (available free at Google Books)
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- Olaus Magnus (1555) Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus, Ashgate Pub Co, ISBN 0-904180-43-3 / ISBN 978-0-904180-43-5