Explore ‘Saxo’s legend of Amleth in the Gesta Danorum’, on the British Library’s website. Sacred Texts Index Northern European Index. The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus. From “The Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus” . : Saxo Grammaticus (Volume 1): Gesta Danorum: The History of the Danes Saxo Grammaticus: The History of the Danes, Books I-IX: I. English.

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The source of all existing translations and new editions is Christiern Pedersen’s Latin Danorum Regum heroumque Historiae. This section does not cite any sources. Paperbackpages. The edition features the following colophon: A unique view of Germanic mythology, history, and worldview. If you need to read Saxo, then this is the edition danoru, get.

Aug 18, Jens Hansen rated it liked it Shelves: Margaret rated it liked it Apr 20, Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum, ed. Lother Daneson proved himself to be a tyrant and was killed while fighting the dsnorum. The other ones are copies from ca. Only worth reading if you are a specialist or a native.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Gram invades Sweden after hearing that Groadaughter of Sigtrygthe king of the Swedes, has been promised to a giant. Interessante anche notare come si pone danoru, autore cristianizzato come Saxo rispetto al passato pagano della propria nazione hint: It is the most ambitious literary undertaking of medieval Denmark and is an essential source for the nation’s early history.


Later, Skiod makes manumissions illegal after, one of his released slaves tried to murder him. The title Saxo himself used for his work is unknown.

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Aug 14, Neil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Toon De rated it it was amazing Jan 17, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lists with This Book.

For those of us of English ancestry in part or full, take heed: Gwsta page of the print. Related articles in Google Scholar. Danorum Regum heroumque Historiae stilo eleganti a Saxone Grammatico natione Zialandico necnon Roskildensis ecclesiae praeposito, abhinc supra trecentos annos conscriptae et nunc primum literaria serie illustratae tersissimeque impressae.

There was a lot of singing, drinking, killing.

The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

It is believed that Saxo then wrote Books 11, 12, and Catholicism and the Church of the East in the Sixteenth Century. And he has some bizarre prejudices: Refresh and try again.

Gesta Danorum consists of 16 books of which Nos. Articles with short description Articles lacking in-text citations from April All articles lacking in-text citations CS1 maint: My personal favourite story in this book is the story of the coolest shieldmaiden of all time Svanhvide.

The Ambiguities of Belief and Belonging: He is the author of the Gesta Danorumthe first full history of Denmark.


The History of the Danes, Books I-IX: I. English Text; II. Commentary

With that kind of ceremony, Humble Daneson is elected to succeed his father. While riding through GotalandGram disguises himself as a giant and comes across Groa and her band of women. Here is a book that all lovers danourm Norse mythology should have. It is clear that it is Absalon him self who ordered this book to be written, but still pretty much the only peace of literature regarding the Danish kings before Gorm Hesta Gamle, year Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Gesta Danorum | work by Saxo Grammaticus |

Get Known emglish you don’t have an account. In the early years of the thirteenth century the Danish writer Saxo Grammaticus provided his people with a History of the Danes, an account of their glorious past from the legendary kings and heroes of Denmark to the historical present.

Matt Hansen rated it liked it Jun 28, However the preface of the work, dictated to Archbishop Anders Sunesenmentions the Danoruj conquest of the areas north of the Elbe in A Description of the Northern Peoples.