MEMS 375 - Celtic and Nordic Mythology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
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A study of the Celtic and Nordic cycles of myths and sagas, including the Irish Tain, the Welsh Mabinogi, the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf, the Middle High German Nibelungenlied, the Norse Eddas and some Icelandic Sagas. Through these texts we will attempt to reconstruct the religious traditions, society and culture of the Celts and the Germanic tribes and the Vikings.

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MEMS 375 - Celtic and Nordic Mythology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 1551113155
Beowulf, Author: a new verse transl. by R. M. Liuzza., Publisher: Broadview Press 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780140441376
The Nibelungenlied : a new translation, Author: by A.T. Hatto., Publisher: Penguin Books Revised ed 1969
ISBN: 9780140444742
Seven Viking romances, Author: translated with an introduction by Hermann Palsson and Paul Edwards., Publisher: Penguin Books 1985
ISBN: 9780140447385
The Saga of the Volsungs : the Norse epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, Author: translated with an introduction, notes and glossary by Jesse L. Byock., Publisher: Penguin 17. [repr. 1999
ISBN: 9780192803733
The Tain : from the Irish epic Tain Bo Cualinge, Author: transl. by Thomas Kinsella., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 2002
ISBN: 9780393334159
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation, Author: [translated by] Simon Armitage., Publisher: W.W. Norton 1st Norton 2008
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780520234772
The prose Edda : tales from Norse mythology, Author: Snorri Sturluson ; translated by Jean I. Young., Publisher: University of California Press 2002
ISBN: 9780520253964
The Mabinogi and other medieval Welsh tales, Author: translated with an introduction by Patrick K. Ford., Publisher: University of California Press 30th anniv 1977
ISBN: 9780810107670
The Romance of Tristan and Isolt., Author: Translated from the Old French by Norman B. Spector. With a foreword by Eugene Vinaver., Publisher: Northwestern University Press 1987
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