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From Asgard to Valhalla : The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths
by Heather O'Donoghue


Overview - This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of "Beowulf"; and from Wagner's "Ring" to Marvel Comics' "Mighty Thor." Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of "Beowulf"; and from Wagner's "Ring" to Marvel Comics' "Mighty Thor." Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. "From Asgard to Valhalla" is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781845118297
  • ISBN-10: 1845118294
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 232
  • Dimensions: 9.26 x 6.32 x 0.54 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology
Books > History > Europe - Scandinavia

 
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