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The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs

with The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok

Translated and Edited, with an Introduction, by Jackson Crawford

August 2017 - 182 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth (with dust jacket) 978-1-62466-634-6
$48.00
Paper 978-1-62466-633-9
$15.00
Examination 978-1-62466-633-9
$2.00

Quick Overview

"This is a wonderfully supple and idiomatic modern translation of the most important account of the legendary Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer and his family in Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Crawford's version is vivid, clear, and exciting, tracing the intrigues, killings, battles, and magic that shape the lives of Sigurd’s kindred. Coupled with it is the brilliant sequel, the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok. Rarely translated into English before, the saga tells of Sigurd's daughter and her husband, the unparalleled Viking king and hero, Ragnar, who is also a dragon-slayer. Lively and fresh, with gripping dialogue and intense scenes of action, the saga has long deserved to be better known. In Jackson Crawford it has found the perfect translator." —Carolyne Larrington, Professor of Medieval European Literature, University of Oxford

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From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

 

Reviews:

"This is a wonderfully supple and idiomatic modern translation of the most important account of the legendary Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer and his family in Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Crawford's version is vivid, clear, and exciting, tracing the intrigues, killings, battles, and magic that shape the lives of Sigurd's kindred. Coupled with it is the brilliant sequel, the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok. Rarely translated into English before, the saga tells of Sigurd’s daughter and her husband, the unparalleled Viking king and hero, Ragnar, who is also a dragon-slayer. Lively and fresh, with gripping dialogue and intense scenes of action, the saga has long deserved to be better known. In Jackson Crawford it has found the perfect translator."
     —Carolyne Larrington, Professor of Medieval European Literature, University of Oxford

 

About the Author:

Jackson Crawford Author PhotoJackson Crawford earned his Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia. He has taught Norse mythology, the Old Norse language, and the history of the Scandinavian languages at UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Instructor of Nordic Studies and Coordinator of the Nordic Program, University of Colorado Boulder.

 

 

 

Watch Dr. Crawford's six-part video series where he provides a summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs.

Part 1 of a new summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs in 6 parts. This video covers roughly chapters 1-12.

Part 2 of a new summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs in 6 parts. This video covers roughly chapters 13-17.

Part 3 of a new summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs in 6 parts. This video covers roughly chapters 18-21.

Part 4 of a new summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs in 6 parts. This video covers roughly chapters 22-32.

Part 5 of a new summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs in 6 parts. This video covers roughly chapters 33-38.

The final installment of a new summary and brief commentary on The Saga of the Volsungs in 6 parts. This video covers roughly chapters 39-42.

For more videos on Norse Mythololgy visit Dr. Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/jacksoncrawford.