By Victoria King Heinsen
By Jennifer Green
By Jón Karl Helgason
Echoes of Valhalla is a distinct account of recent variations of the Icelandic eddas (poems of Norse mythology) and sagas (ancient prose bills of Viking heritage, voyages and battles). Jón Karl Helgason seems to be at comedian books, performs, track and flicks, exploring reincarnations of the Nordic gods Thor and Odin and the saga characters Hallgerd Long-legs, Gunnar of Hlidarendi and Leif the fortunate, in addition to the works of the medieval author Snorri Sturluson. He appears at Scandinavian, British and American instances, in addition to German, Italian and jap adaptions. Examples contain the cartoonists Jack Kirby and Peter Madsen, playwrights Henrik Ibsen and Gordon Bottomley, travelers Frederick Metcalfe and Poul Vad, composers Richard Wagner and Edward Elgar, rock musicians Jimmy web page and Robert Plant and movie administrators Roy William Neill and Richard Fleischer.
Echoes of Valhalla indicates how disparate, age-old poems and prose from medieval rural Iceland became part of our shared cultural adventure at the present time – how the eddas and sagas themselves live to tell the tale. The booklet will attract the large viewers drawn to Viking mythology and background, in addition to motion pictures, books, tune, photo novels.
By Nanno Marinatos
By Martyn Whittock,Hannah Whittock
While the main target of the booklet is on telling the tales, a few scene-setting is supplied first and foremost and every bankruptcy additionally encompasses a component of observation to provide an explanation for what's going and its significance.
The Norse myths have won frequent consciousness within the English-speaking international, in part via a Scandinavian diaspora, in particular within the united states) and partially via a good curiosity within the myths and legends which lie at the back of Viking task.
Tolkien's 'Middle Earth', too, as obvious in either The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies is seriously indebted to Germanic/Norse mythology. The Whittock's publication fills a spot out there among educational courses and the interest-generating (but complicated) items of Hollywood and comic-culture. this can be an obtainable e-book, which either presents a retelling of those dramatic tales and likewise sets them in context in order that their position in the Viking global should be understood.
The ebook explores Norse myths (stories, frequently non secular, which clarify origins, why issues are as they're, the character of the non secular) and legends (stories which try and clarify ancient occasions and that may contain old characters yet that are advised in a non-historical method and which regularly comprise supernatural events).
By Bill Ellis
By Leela Prasad,Ruth B. Bottigheimer,Lalita Handoo
Gender and tale in South India offers interesting ethnographic study by means of Indian girls students on Hindu and Muslim women-centered oral narratives. The booklet is exclusive for its geographic and linguistic specialise in South India, for its inclusion of city and rural locales of narration, and for its exploration of shared Hindu and Muslim lady area. Drawing at the worldviews of South Indian woman narrators in either daily and performative settings, the members lead readers clear of conventional and comfy assumptions approximately gender differences in India to event a extra dialogical, poetically ordered ethical universe that's delicate to women’s fabric and religious lives.
Leela Prasad is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Indian Religions at Duke University.
Ruth B. Bottigheimer teaches Comparative Literature at Stony Brook college, kingdom college of latest York, and is the writer of numerous books, together with Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy story Tradition.
Lalita Handoo is affiliate Professor of Lexicography and Folklore on the principal Institute of Indian Languages in Mysore, India, and is the writer of a number of books, together with Structural research of Kashmiri Folktales.
By Pamela J. Stewart,Andrew Strathern
The authors current a old photograph of gender family in Highlands New Guinea via exploring domain names of mind's eye as published in dating songs, ballads, and folktales from around the Highlands yet with specific connection with box parts within the western Highlands. Texts and/or translations are from a wealthy corpus of fabrics formerly unpublished in English. The examples draw the reader into the innovative international of the folk, whereas the analytical framework units the dialogue firmly into debates inside interpretive anthropology.
The target is to re-evaluate the photographs of gender kin in Highlands New Guinea through revealing the sensuous and emotional modalities of expressive folks genres and their aesthetic characteristics. rules and practices founded on lady spirit entities are proven to be very important and pervasive in cult contexts, and those spirits have been felt to have an important impression on family of courtship, marriage, and replica. either men and women also are proven to have complicated expressions of emotional tendencies within the spheres of relationship and the alternative of marital companions. by way of stepping into those domain names, the publication modifies past analyses that experience targeting antagonism, behavioral taboos, separation, and domination as subject matters in gender relatives in Highland societies.
By Thea Lewis
By Richard M. Dorson