Kings' sagas

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Kings' sagas (Norwegian: Kongesagaer) are Old Norse sagas which principally tell of the lives of semi-legendary and legendary (mythological, fictional) Nordic kings, also known as saga kings. They were composed during the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries in Iceland and Norway.[1][2][3]

Norges Kongesagaer Edited by Gustav Storm and Alexander Bugge Illustrated by Gerhard Munthe (1914)

List of Kings' sagas[edit]

Included works in Latin, in approximate order of composition (many dates could be off by decades)

Sometimes counted among the Kings' sagas[edit]

Primary sources[edit]

In Norwegian

  • Storm, Gustav; Bugge, Alexander (ed. & tr.) Norges Kongesagaer (Christiania: I. M. Stenersen's Publishing, 1914)[1]
  • Munch, Peter Andreas; Þórðarson, Sturla Norges Konge-Sagaer Fra De Aeldste Tider Indtil Anden Halvdeel Af De 13 De Århundrede Efter Christi Fødsel (Nabu Press. 2010 ) ISBN 978-1142083908


Other sources[edit]

  • Ciklamini, Marlene Snorri Sturluson (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978) ISBN 0805763341
  • Hermannsson, Halldó Bibliography of the sagas of the kings of Norway and related sagas and tales (BiblioBazaar. 2009) ISBN 978-1113624611
  • Jakobsson, Ármann; McTurk, Rory (ed.) A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) ISBN 9780631235026
  • Thorsson, Örnólfur (ed.) The Sagas of the Icelanders: A Selection (Penguin Putnam. 2000) ISBN 0-14-100003-1
  • Whaley, Diana Heimskringla: An Introduction (Viking Society for Northern Research Text, 1991) ISBN 978-0903521239
  • Wolf, Kirsten The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose (University of Toronto Press. 2013) ISBN 978-1442646216

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