Saga of the Jomsvikings

Saga of the Jomsvikings

Lee M. Hollander


In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of such a lot of Norway, received a effective victory over an invading fleet of Danes within the nice naval conflict of Hjórunga Bay. crusing lower than his banner have been no fewer than 5 Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the outdated Norse global. centuries later their money owed of the conflict grew to become the foundation for one of many liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with distinctive emphasis at the doings of the Jómsvikings, the famed individuals of a warrior group that feared nobody and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander's devoted translation, the entire unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and aptitude for dramatic state of affairs and stinky characterization is preserved.

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