Explore ‘Saxo’s legend of Amleth in the Gesta Danorum’, on the British Library’s website. Sacred Texts Index Northern European Index. The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus. From “The Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus” . : Saxo Grammaticus (Volume 1): Gesta Danorum: The History of the Danes Saxo Grammaticus: The History of the Danes, Books I-IX: I. English.

Author: Malat Kazragul
Country: Nicaragua
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 18 February 2006
Pages: 307
PDF File Size: 2.63 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.75 Mb
ISBN: 182-4-30345-971-2
Downloads: 45806
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Takazahn

Saxo explains that the Danes would elect their king by casting a vote while standing on a stone planted on the ground. There exist a number different translations today, some complete, some partial:. The book begins when the sons of HumbleDan and Angul the Fountain are ruling over the country, not as kings, but as governors.

Aug 18, Jens Hansen rated it liked it Shelves: Danorum Regum heroumque Historiae stilo eleganti a Danorim Grammatico natione Zialandico necnon Roskildensis ecclesiae praeposito, abhinc supra trecentos annos conscriptae et nunc primum literaria serie illustratae tersissimeque impressae.

The Danish History

Skiod takes interest in beautiful Alfhildthe daughter of the king of the Saxons. With that kind of ceremony, Humble Daneson is elected to succeed his father.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Don’t have an account? Saxo Grammaticus is far from a pleasant read but is a treasure trove of Germanic legend, although sometimes odd and giving very different versions to the legends contained in Eddic poetry and saga material, it’s still essential reading.


Carlos Aguirre and Paulo Drinot. The source of all existing translations and new editions is Christiern Pedersen’s Latin Danorum Regum heroumque Historiae. Deities and other figures. Aug 14, Neil rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you need to read Saxo, then this is the edition to get.

Saxo was an intelligent and capable 12th century ecclesiastic whose writing has a certain colourful barbarism, snglish is also inclined to tedium, pomposity and verbosity. All-marvelled at her matchless deeds, for her locks flying down her back betrayed that she was a woman.

Get Known if you don’t have an account. By it was clear that more work needed to be dnorum, and it was eventually Toon De rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Jul 27, Chris Moander rated it it was amazing. When Ragnar heard of this, he went to Norway to avenge his grandfather. Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson Editor.

His ability to write a sophisticated Latin style, considered unusual to admirable in his time and stilted to unintentionally funny today. A bit annoying that a lot of the kings and other persons had the same name. Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment under Military Rule, ed.

It looks at the reign of various kings and the heroes who fought for and against them, often linking in with aspects of Norse vesta. However the preface of the work, dictated to Archbishop Anders Sunesenmentions the Danish conquest of the areas north of the Elbe in Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum. Reading and Writing Travels: It makes it pretty hard to remember who was who etc.


Since this book is so large and Absalon has greater importance than King Valdemar Ithis book may have been written first and comprised a work on its own.

The History of the Danes, Books I-IX: I. English Text; II. Commentary

However, his brother did not accept the result and faced a successful war against him, thus Humble was forced to abdicate and happily retired into a cabin. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In recent times, Gesta Danorum has ejglish as the most frequently used title. With the help of printer Jodocus BadiusGesta Danorum was refined and printed.

The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

Books by Saxo Grammaticus. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. For the Danes he was perfect, hence many future kings of the Danes took the title “skioldung”, honoring him.