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Published: 26 May 2015

880 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198205234

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Saxo Grammaticus (Volume 1)

Gesta Danorum: The History of the Danes

Edited by Karsten Friis-Jensen
Peter Fisher

Oxford Medieval Texts

  • No complete translation in any language
  • This volume is the most scholarly Latin text of Saxo Grammaticus, which is one of the most important sources in Medieval Danish history
  • Provides a very readable account of early Danish legend and history in a lively modern English translation
  • Engages with Saxo's own narrative skill and lively sense of humour
  • He is the first author to give a full account of Hamlet, whose adventures he relates at some length, the elements of which in a great many respects correspond surprisingly closely with the characters and incidents of Shakespeare's play