Viking Tales and Sagas: The Captivating Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Lagertha, and More as well as Other Legendary Stories of Vikings in Their Historical Context

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Two captivating manuscripts in one book:

– Viking Sagas: The Captivating Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Lagertha, and More, in Their Historical Context

– Tales from the Viking Age: Captivating Legendary and Historical Sagas

The period between the end of the eighth century CE and the middle of the eleventh is often called the “Viking Age” because this is the period in which Scandinavian people expanded their contacts with the outside world through trade, raiding, exploration, and colonization.

The first manuscript of this book presents a version of Ragnar’s saga compiled from different modern sources, along with information providing additional historical and documentary context, followed by a discussion of some aspects of modern appropriations and representations of ancient Norse culture.

The first section of the first manuscript provides historical context for Ragnar’s saga through an exploration of daily life in ninth-century Scandinavia and of contemporary Viking culture and history.

The text of the saga itself forms the second part of the first manuscript, along with notes giving further information about how this version of the saga is presented and about elements within the story that might not be familiar to modern readers.

The third section of the first manuscript deals with representations of ancient Norse cultures in modern popular media.

The second manuscript in this book presents three Viking sagas. Two are legendary sagas, while the third is historical.

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