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Johansson/Kleivane (eds.): Speculum septentrionale
Konungs skuggsjá and the European Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
In the autumn of 2015 the Old Norse milieu at the University of Oslo organised a series of lectures on thirteenth century encyclopaedia followed by a conference treating the well-known work Konungs skuggsjá with references to European Mirrors of Princes and encyclopaedic literature. ...
Already at the outset we planned to make a volume combining the lectures and the papers from the series and the conference. We have, however, subsequently also asked new authors to contribute to the volume in order to further illuminate the relation between contemporary Western European traditions and the Konungs skuggsjá. The book is the result of a project where all the articles have been carefully edited in order to provide an impression of the present research as well as opening for new perspectives on the introduction of the speculum literature and the genre Mirrors of Princes in Norway in the second half of the thirteenth century. In our work with the production of the book we have received help and goodwill from many people. The articles have been reviewed by anonymous fellow scholars, who should be thanked without any mention of names. Their comments have definitely helped us to make a more coherent and relevant book. We would also like to thank Alan Crozier for reading and correcting the English in the articles written by non-English authors.
Bibliotheca Nordica 10. ISSN 1891-1315
Contents Preface Konungs skuggsjá and the Interplay between Universal and Particular Karl G. Johansson and Elise Kleivane Wonders at the End of the World: The Time of Marvels in Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica Mary Franklin-Brown Quasi in Speculo: Maps and Geographical Thought in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries Alfred Hiatt The World Image of the Konungs skuggsjá Dale Kedwards Konungs skuggsjá and the Earliest Fragments – A Key to New Insights into Norwegian Literate Culture Karl G. Johansson There is More to Stjórn than Biblical Translation Elise Kleivane Prester John at the Norwegian Court: The Learned Discource about the Indies in Old Norse Sources Sverrir Jakobsson Biblical Kings and Kingship Theory in Medieval Ireland and Norway Elizabeth Boyle Composition and Social Structure in Konungs skuggsjá Sverre Bagge Encyclopaedic Tendencies and the Medieval Educational Programme: The Merchant’s Chapter of Konungs skuggsjá Alessia Bauer The Konungs skuggsjá and the Emergence of a New Elite in Thirteenth-Century Norway Hans Jacob Orning Illustrations Bibliography About the authors Indices
ISBN 978-82-7099-909-5, 326 pp., hardcover
Format: 15,5x23,5 cm, weight 0,7 kg, year of publication 2018, language: English
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