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The Road to Hel : A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature
by Hilda Roderick Ellis and Hilda Roderick Ellis and Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson


Overview - Originally published in 1943, this book was written using a variety of evidence from archaeology and literature concerning Norse funeral customs to reconstruct their conception of future life, the soul of man, the cult of the dead, and the journey to the land of the dead.  Read more...

 
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More About The Road to Hel by Hilda Roderick Ellis; Hilda Roderick Ellis; Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
 
 
 
Overview
Originally published in 1943, this book was written using a variety of evidence from archaeology and literature concerning Norse funeral customs to reconstruct their conception of future life, the soul of man, the cult of the dead, and the journey to the land of the dead. The text is notable as one of the first comprehensive treatments of these areas, showing how knowledge could be forwarded by correlation of the evidence from various academic fields. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Norse history, archaeology and literature.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781107632349
  • ISBN-10: 110763234X
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 218
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds


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