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The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

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The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo Grammaticus
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Saxo Grammaticus, who lived from 333 to 333, wrote a sixteen-volume history of the Denmark that he lived in. Volumes X through XVI (oddly -- or perhaps not so oddly -- written first) are conventional history of Saxo's day and age. But the first the volumes are the stuff of myth and legend, delightful tales of mythic Norse persons and circumstances. This book is comprised of those mythic volumes, and it's special stuff indeed.

Author Biography

Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1150 - c. 1220), also known as Saxo cognomine Longus, was a Danish historian, theologian and author. He is thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, the main advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. He is the author of the Gesta Danorum, the first full history of Denmark. Saxo's education and ability support the idea that he was educated outside Denmark. Some suggest the title "Grammaticus" refers not to his education but rather his elaborate Latin style. We know from his writing that he was in the retinue and received the patronage of Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, who was the foremost adviser to King Valdemar I. In his will Absalon forgives his clerk Saxo a small debt of two and a half marks of silver and tells him to return two borrowed books to the monastery of Sor . The legacy of Saxo Grammaticus is the sixteen book heroic history of the Danes called Gesta Danorum.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Alan Rodgers Books
Pages
292
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9781598181128
Product ID
1931711

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