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by Jacqueline Simpson

Author: Jacqueline Simpson
Language: English
Publisher: Batsford (1972)
Pages: 206 pages
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Jacqueline Simpson is one of Britain's most distinguished folklorists and Old Norse scholars. Magnus Magnusson is an Icelandic national who has spent most of his life in Scotland

Jacqueline Simpson is one of Britain's most distinguished folklorists and Old Norse scholars. Magnus Magnusson is an Icelandic national who has spent most of his life in Scotland. He has presented many programmes on BBC TV, including Chronicle, Mastermind, and a 12-part series on Vikings. The chapters are divided into type of subject (such as Mermaids, Elves, or Black Magic) which makes for an interesting progression. Simpson said she pulled a lot of these stories from earlier anthologies but her writing while being concise and easy to read, really maintains the flavor, cadence, and spirit of myths and folktales of the period. 4 people found this helpful.

Jacqueline Simpson's Icelandic Folktales and Legends makes for some interesting light reading. Some 30-40% of the text consists of scholarly notes on the Iceland has a rather unique take on several types of folktales. For one thing, there is a certain physicality to their ghosts, which figure in many of the old sagas, particularly Grettir's Saga and The Eyrbyggja Saga. Secondly, there is a lingering belief in elves and trolls, connected with strange basaltic rock formations that dot the island.

Icelandic Folktales and Legends. This book details some fifty types of Icelandic folk-stories, and deals with their history and sources, the groping folk-beliefs they represent, and meanings as they have been understood later

Icelandic Folktales and Legends. Stroud, UK: The History Press. ▢⍽ Here are 85 tales, mainly or wholly from three of the sections of Arnason's books. Sveinsson, Einar Ólafur. This book details some fifty types of Icelandic folk-stories, and deals with their history and sources, the groping folk-beliefs they represent, and meanings as they have been understood later. In short, it is a work about stories, but does not contain many of them, if at all. Symington, Andrew James.

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She studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. In 2010 she was appointed Visiting Professor of Folklore at the Sussex Centre of Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy at the University of Chichester, West Sussex.

This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards and black magic rites, buried treasure and religious tales. The translation of each tale is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and notes.

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Jacqueline Simpson, Magnus Magnusson. This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards and black magic rites, buried treasure and religious tales.

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