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Gwyn Jones (1907–1999)

Autor(a) de A History of the Vikings

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Obras de Gwyn Jones

A History of the Vikings (1968) 1,534 cópias
Eirik The Red and Other Icelandic Sagas (1961) — Tradutor — 361 cópias
Welsh Legends and Folktales (1955) 129 cópias
Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English (1977) — Editor — 46 cópias
Kings, Beasts and Heroes. (1972) 29 cópias
Tales from Wales (2001) — Editor — 22 cópias
A Prospect of Wales (1948) 21 cópias
Welsh Short Stories (1937) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Vatnsdalers' Saga (1973) 6 cópias
Selected short stories (1974) 6 cópias

Associated Works

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1380) — Tradutor, algumas edições7,949 cópias
The Mabinogion (1300) — Tradutor, algumas edições4,553 cópias
The History of the Kings of Britain (1138)algumas edições2,686 cópias
Arthurian Chronicles (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições177 cópias
The Penguin Book of Welsh Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
A Golden Land (1958) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
A Second Storyteller's Choice (1965) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Giants! Giants! Giants! (1980) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Life and letters today, March 1940 (1940) — Reviewer — 2 cópias
Little reviews anthology — Contribuinte, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Fferm a thyddyn, rhif 21, Calan Mai 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Y naturiaethwr, cyfres 2, rhif 19, Rhagfyr 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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(894) 14th century (185) Arthurian (625) Arthurian legend (207) Arthuriana (105) Britain (166) British (140) British literature (142) Celtic (290) classic (224) classics (377) England (208) English (134) English literature (188) epic (131) fantasy (176) fiction (750) Folio Society (262) folklore (310) history (1,050) King Arthur (278) legends (115) literature (551) medieval (854) medieval history (150) medieval literature (407) Middle Ages (234) Middle English (237) myth (150) non-fiction (284) Penguin Classics (106) poetry (1,171) read (146) to-read (502) translation (214) unread (114) Vikings (284) Wales (407) Welsh (328) Welsh literature (160)

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Se trata de un buen libro de visión general sobre lo que fue la historia de los vikingos, normandos o varegos, que de los tres modos se denominaron según la zona del extenso territorio por el que diseminaron sus correrías a lo largo de la Edad Media. Por lo que a lo más interesante para mí toca, se obvia su aventura ibérica, ya que la península les quedó vedada para poco más que el pillaje a escape, después de la batalla de Tablada (11 de noviembre de 844), que ni se cita en el libro. Decepciona un poco en este punto. Sin que se pueda negar el gran papel aglutinador que tuvieron en su tiempo, ni el terror que despertaban sus "raids", este episodio evidencia la gran leyenda que hay en torno los vikingos, la cual se reduce más todavía si se tiene en cuenta que el único rey que les opuso resistencia mediante una armada organizada en el Atlántico, el sajón Alfredo el Grande, consiguió salir con éxito en la empresa, y que tampoco lograban internarse en el Mediterráneo más allá de las puertas de Italia, donde empezaban a verse las galeras de Bizancio patrullando las aguas. De hecho, a Constantinopla llegaron por tierra (907), cruzando a lo largo de toda Rusia, y aun tardaron casi treinta años después de haber establecido una capital en Kiev.… (mais)
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Eucalafio | outras 14 resenhas | Nov 14, 2020 |
Some of the sagas in this collection really wouldn't have been out of place in Tolkein's [b:Unfinished Tales|797114|Unfinished Tales|J.R.R. Tolkien|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1207407366s/797114.jpg|2961645]. They read very much like rough early drafts of tales from Middle Earth.

The first few sagas drag somewhat. They mostly consist of vast genealogies (though apparently the translator Gwyn Jones removed some of the extraneous family-tree parts) and then a drawn out blood feud wherein two families will take it in turns avenging some crime that has long since been forgotten.

Amongst these is Eirik the Red, a saga famous for recording the settling of Greenland and an Icelandic expedition to North America; it's also a pretty good read.

The best saga is saved till last. King Hrolf and his Champions is by far the longest tale in the collection — albeit still only a hundred pages or so. But this is ample time to actually get involved in the story and allow it to build to a fine climax. The final battle in this saga that closes the book is both suitably epic in scale and surprisingly moving. A fine book overall.
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imlee | 1 outra resenha | Jul 7, 2020 |
Some of the sagas in this collection really wouldn't have been out of place in Tolkein's [b:Unfinished Tales|797114|Unfinished Tales|J.R.R. Tolkien|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1207407366s/797114.jpg|2961645]. They read very much like rough early drafts of tales from Middle Earth.

The first few sagas drag somewhat. They mostly consist of vast genealogies (though apparently the translator Gwyn Jones removed some of the extraneous family-tree parts) and then a drawn out blood feud wherein two families will take it in turns avenging some crime that has long since been forgotten.

Amongst these is Eirik the Red, a saga famous for recording the settling of Greenland and an Icelandic expedition to North America; it's also a pretty good read.

The best saga is saved till last. King Hrolf and his Champions is by far the longest tale in the collection — albeit still only a hundred pages or so. But this is ample time to actually get involved in the story and allow it to build to a fine climax. The final battle in this saga that closes the book is both suitably epic in scale and surprisingly moving. A fine book overall.
… (mais)
 
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leezeebee | 1 outra resenha | Jul 6, 2020 |
Excellent scholarly writing on the Vikings but so short of photos.
 
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ShelleyAlberta | outras 14 resenhas | Jun 4, 2016 |

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