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Andra saga and Andra rimur

Kuhn, Hans

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Among the lost Icelandic sagas, there is one called Andra saga. A copy was located in the Copenhagen University Library, but it perished with much of the library, located in a church loft, in 1795 in a fire. But the story has survived in the form of �rimur�, a form of chanted epic that was a popular entertainment in Iceland from the 15th to the 18th century. Rimur are couched in elaborate skaldic imagery and constrained by strict metrical rules , but from cases where we have both prose and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62959
Source: Wiener Studien Zur Skandinavistik (WSS)

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