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  Snorri Sturluson
Snorri Sturluson was a descendant of the poet and hero from Egil's Saga, Egill Skallgrímsson.
Snorri lost most of his cases in court and acquired many enemies.
Skâaldskaparmâal: Snorri Sturluson's ars poetica and medieval theories of languge
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /snorri.htm   (1021 words)

  
  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Snorri Sturluson
Snorri Sturluson (1178 – September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician.
Snorri was raised by Jón Loftsson in Oddi.
Snorri became involved in an unsuccessful rebellion against Hákon Hákonarson, the King of Norway, which resulted in his assassination in his house at Reykholt in 1241 by a band of seventy men of Gissur Þorvaldsson, an agent of the king.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Snorri_Sturluson   (544 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Snorri Sturluson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Snorri became involved in an unsuccessful rebellion against Hákon, the King of Norway, which resulted in his assassination in his house at Reykholt in 1241 by Gissur Þorvaldsson, an agent of the king.
A statue of Snorri Sturluson by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland was erected at Reykholt in 1947.
Snorri Sturluson (1178 ;– September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Snorri-Sturluson   (2400 words)

  
 Prose Edda
Snorri Sturluson was repelled by the pious remarks and unctuous style, and interpretation of the events themselves.
Snorri was thus able to tell the myriad myths in a witty style, without speculation of their veracity.
Snorri again uses the vehicle of a visitor to the Aesir, who is told stories.
www.sunnyway.com /runes/prose_edda.html   (376 words)

  
  THE PROSE EDDA - FULL TEXT - IN FOUR PARTS - PART ONE - INTRODUCTION. - BY SNORRI STURLUSON - TRANSLATED FROM THE ...
THE life of Snorri Sturluson fell in a great but contradictory age, when all that was noble and spiritual in men seemed to promise social regeneration, and when bloody crimes and sordid ambitions gave this hope the lie.
The evidence for Snorri's authorship of Heimskringla is not conclusive; but Vigfússon's demonstration is accepted by most scholars.[1] We may safely assume, apart from the general tendency of the external evidence, that one and the same author must have written the histories and the Prose Edda.
Snorri's familiarity with the Elder or Poetic Edda is demonstrated by his frequent quotations from Völuspá, Hávamál, Grímnismál, Vafthrúdnismál, Alsvinnsmál or Alvissmál, and Grottasöngr.
evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com /edda01.htm   (5270 words)

  
  Snorri Sturluson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Snorri Sturluson (1178 ;– September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician.
Snorri became involved in an unsuccessful rebellion against Hákon Hákonarson, the King of Norway, which resulted in his assassination in his house at Reykholt in 1241.
A statue of Snorri Sturluson by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland was erected at Reykholt in 1947.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Snorri_Sturluson   (508 words)

  
 Snorri Sturluson: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Snorri Sturluson (1178 – September 23, 1241) was an Iceland (An island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944) ic historian, poet and politician.
Snorri sailed the summer of 1218 from Iceland to Norway (A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905), by royal invitation.
Since Sturluson is a patronym (additional info and facts about patronym) and not an actual surname (The name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)), Snorri Sturluson should always be referred to as either "Snorri Sturluson" or "Snorri", never as "Sturluson" only.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sn/snorri_sturluson.htm   (489 words)

  
 Icelandic Sagas
Snorri was born into a wealthy and political family and lived a life of politics and excitement.
Snorri took refuge with a Duke until his nephew was eventually killed, which is when he decided it was safe to return to Iceland, despite the fact that King Hakon had placed a ban on all Icelanders leaving Norway.
Snorri was asleep when they began to break in, but he heard them, and ran into a cellar to hide.
phwibbles.com /sagas   (1630 words)

  
 Resurrecting a Norse Rhetoric
Snorri became embroiled in court politics and a nasty succession battle, forcing him to flee to Iceland where he was eventually murdered in his house in 1241 by an associate of King Hákon’s father-in-law (and rival for the throne), Jarl Skúli.
Snorri’s cataloguing of verseforms, however, owes a lot to an earlier text, Háttalykill, but the large amount of space he devotes to variations on verseforms from that work shows that he was more interested in showing the examples provided by earlier skalds, many of whom are also quoted in Skáldskaparmál, than strictly copying the verseforms.
Snorri Sturluson “was followed a generation later by his nephew, Óláfr Þórðarson, who wrote a treatise on rhetoric (the second part of which is known as Málskrúðsfræði) which sought to prove the underlying identity of Norse skáldskapr with Latin poetics” (69).
www.people.iup.edu /vnrl/academicNorse.htm   (6497 words)

  
 Snorrastofa - The history of Reykholt
A statue of Snorri Sturluson, by the famous Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, is located near the entrance of the old district school at Reykholt.
The heritage of Iceland's greatest medieval writer, poet, scholar and statesman, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), is rooted in Reykholt in the west of Iceland.
It was in Reykholt that Snorri made all his literary achievements, when he wrote the sagas about the Norwegian kings in Heimskringla, the Poetic Edda, which teaches poetics and Nordic mythology, and most probably one of the greatest family sagas, Egils saga Skalla-Grimssonar.
www.snorrastofa.is /default.asp?sid_id=7715&tre_rod=002|007|&tid=1   (386 words)

  
 Prose Edda
Snorri Sturluson was repelled by the pious remarks and unctuous style, and interpretation of the events themselves.
Snorri was thus able to tell the myriad myths in a witty style, without speculation of their veracity.
Snorri again uses the vehicle of a visitor to the Aesir, who is told stories.
sunnyway.com /runes/prose_edda.html   (376 words)

  
 Germanische Glaubens- Gemeinschaft | Die Jüngere Edda
Snorri Sturluson lebte von 1179 (oder 1178) bis zum 23.
Mögliche Fehler in der Überlieferung rühren daher, daß Snorri oder seine Vorgänger Einzelheiten vergessen oder nicht mehr verstanden haben könnten.
Auffällig ist weiterhin, daß sich Snorri niemals zum Priester weihen ließ, obgleich er ja Godenkirchen betrieb und davon Einnahmen erzielte.
www.germanische-glaubens-gemeinschaft.de /juengereedda.htm   (3907 words)

  
 Reykholt in Snorri's times   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Snorri was a big chief and a very rich man. So, he had some great banquet-rooms built, like chiefs usually did in Norway.
While Snorri was at Reykholt he had Snorralaug built, a warm pool which can still be found east of the old schoolhouse.
It is told that the Reykholt-farm stood there and that Snorri had a wall built around his house but in those days it usually was some sort of a fortification around chiefs' farms, even though it didn´t do any good, when you had to defend yourself against big groups of enemies.
www.fva.is /~harpa/forn/english/e_snorri/e_aevi/e_reyksn.html   (390 words)

  
 The Fantastical Theology of Snorri Sturluson:
Snorri only speaks of the unfairness of men, metnaður, which could be read as akin to the deadly sin of pride.
Snorri’s vocabulary is somewhat surprising: the key words of the Christian faith are missing.
But Snorri’s main invention is the oblivion of the name of God, which is told nowhere in the Bible, but which is important in the Prologue, as we shall see.
www.dur.ac.uk /medieval.www/sagaconf/depins.htm   (4686 words)

  
 Psychonomicon's Introduction to the Prose Edda
Snorri's ruthless handling of these earlier sagas, his sources, is, however, not due solely to his greater critical acumen and stricter regard for truth.
By denouncing these superstitions Snorri, at one and the same time, administered a rebuke to the clergy, whilst safeguarding himself from any attack on the grounds that he was preaching heathernism to young poets.
It must be admitted that Snorri's Edda makes an appeal to the modem reader mainly because the author, in relating the Deluding of Gylfi, forgot the chief purpose of his book and, in his account of their doings and destiny, brought the gods to life again entirely for their own sakes.
members.tripod.com /~ideomagi/library/prosentr.htm   (4691 words)

  
 Vikings & their Gods - Snorri Sturluson
Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), Icelandic historian, poet, and political figure, who ranks among the foremost chroniclers of the Scandinavian Middle Ages.
Snorri was born at Hvammur in western Iceland, the son of a powerful chieftain, but grew up at Oddi, a prominent seat of culture in the south.
In addition, Snorri is almost certainly the author of Egil's Saga (1226?), which describes the life of the warrior-poet Egill Skallagrímsson, from whom he was descended.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/vikings/snorris.htm   (285 words)

  
 Snorri Sturluson Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The life of Snorri Sturluson was as eventful as the lives of the Norse heroes about whom he wrote.
Snorri traveled twice to Norway: once to avert a Norwegian military expedition to Iceland, and a second time to escape capture and perhaps death at the hands of his brother Sighvatr and his nephew Sturla.
Snorri was a key figure culminating the Icelandic renaissance.
www.bookrags.com /biography/snorri-sturluson   (420 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Snorri Sturluson
Under this skillful teacher Snorri was thoroughly trained in many branches of knowledge, but he learned especially the old northern belief in the gods, the saga concerning Odin, and Scandinavian history.
By a rich alliance Snorri obtained the money to take a leading part in politics, but his political course brought him many dangerous enemies, among whom King Haakon of Norway was the most powerful, and he was finally murdered at the king's instigation.
Snorri's importance rests on his literary works of which "Heimskringla" (the world) is the most important, since it is the chief authority for the early history of
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14060c.htm   (336 words)

  
 Snorri Sturluson - Encyclopedia.com
Snorri Sturluson, 1178-1241, Icelandic chieftain, historian, critic, and saga teller, the leading figure in medieval Norse literature.
Snorri's sense of drama was outstanding, his mastery of form and method superb.
Active in the politics of his day, he agreed to support the plan of Haakon IV for the annexation of Iceland to Norway, and thereafter he became increasingly entangled in intrigues and hostilities.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-SnorriSt.html   (481 words)

  
 Snorri Sturluson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Snorri Sturluson 1179-1241 Life · His Edda as the clearest and most appealing version of Germanic mythology to the modern reader · Born into a wealthy family, the Sturlungar who gave their name to this turbulent age.
Snorri sees Thor, for example, as the son of King Múnón or Mennón who was married to Tróan, daughter of King Priam of Troy, a historical figure.
Tror or Thor became King of Loricus in Thrace, married Síbil or Sif and 18 generations later Vóden or Odin was born.
www.public.asu.edu /~atrja/snorri.html   (515 words)

  
 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla
In Snorri Sturluson the northern world has had a historian who in many ways can be compared with Thucydides and in some is in nowise inferior to his Greek counterpart.
Snorri's mother, Guthný, was the daughter of Bothvar Thortharson, who reckoned among his ancestors the redoubted fighter and great poet, Egil Skallagrímsson, as well as the lawspeaker and able skald, Markús Skeggjason; while on the spindle side she was likewise a descendant of Snorri the Priest.
For his own contemporaries Snorri no doubt was the powerful chieftain known for his munificence as well as his avarice, the lawspeaker who could throw his weight in ones favor or against one, a ruthless intriguer whom it was dangerous to have as one's adversary.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exsnohei.html   (7500 words)

  
 Snorri | Polish | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Snorri Sturluson (1178 – September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician.
For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egils saga.
Snorri Sturluson (1179 - 23 september 1241) was een IJslandse skald, dichter, geschiedschrijver en politicus.Hij wordt wel gezien als de persoon dankzij wie we nu zoveel weten over de Noorse (en latere Germaanse) mythologie.
www.babylon.com /definition/Snorri/Polish   (505 words)

  
 snorrason
A sure sign that fall is here (or at least coming) the NYC marathon passes us just down the block.
Snorri was forced to leave his waffles barely touched and remove Andri from the restaurant.
Snorri just finished eating and now we’re headed out to the playground to get our sweet little bundle of joy as tired as possible.
www.sturluson.com   (1026 words)

  
 SNORRI STURLUSON
Snorri Sturluson was a poet and historian, born in Oddi, Iceland.
Snorri acquired a deep knowledge of Icelandic tradition and a European breadth of outlook.
His main works were the Prose Edda, a handbook on poetics, and Heimskringla, a series of sagas of the Norwegian kings down to 1177.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/persons5_n2/snorri.html   (131 words)

  
 Snorrastofa - Exhibitions
The standing exhibition "Snorri Sturluson and his time" is on display in the Congregation Hall, addressing issues as upbringing, education, writing, religion, music, properties and manors, the use of hot spring water, armament, warfare, sea voyages etc. Apart from Icelandic, the texts are in English, Norwegian.
The exhibition "Snorri Sturluson and the history of Reykholt" in on the lower floor of the connection between the church and Snorrastofa.
The illustrations are exhibited on a sort of a tapestry completed with texts describing the role of women and references to the ladies connected to the life of Snorri Sturlusons.
www.snorrastofa.is /?sid_id=7707&tId=1&Tre_Rod=002|005|001|&qsr   (652 words)

  
 Iceland History and Horses
This is the farm where Snorri Sturluson lived in the 13th.
Snorri is the most famous Icelandic author, poet and scientist who wrote the books Snorri's Edda and Heimskringla.
The cost of Snorri Sturluson's Saga Tour is $2125 per person on the tour of June 9 -14 and $2325 for the other dates.
www.horsesnorth.com /snor.html   (903 words)

  
 Snorri Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris
Snorri was born in western Iceland in 1179, the son of a great chieftan, and early in his career won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents.
"�Snorri Sturluson� speaks--as almost no other historian ever has spoken--with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records.
The prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson; tales from Norse mythology.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Snorri   (517 words)

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