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  • Tags: Old Norse Language
This is a short video to introduce MOIRAI's latest concert project on the Old Norse poetic Edda. More information can be found here:

Burning Desires.jpg
Course poster and essay questions for the Burning Desires course at the University of Nottingham. this exhibit gives you an idea of the coverage of the course.

Old Icelandic to English Dictionaries guidance.pdf
Guidance on dictionaries for translating Old Norse/Old Icelandic to English, including online dictionaries.

A map of the Viking world as named by (or as known to) the Norse peoples. Whilst the names are not entirely accurate (and include a few not recorded in Norse sources), it does illustrate the extent of Norse activity.

Introduction to Old Norse (Week 1).pdf
Slides from three lectures introducing undergraduate students to Old Norse, with the main points of grammar covered as well as exercises to accompany the explanations. Includes a passage from Hrafnkels saga Freysgoða for translation. Used in Old…

Week 7 lecture handout Laxdœla saga.pdf
Handout on Laxdœla saga saga (The Saga of the People of Laxárdalr) by Joanne Shortt Butler, including extracts from the saga, a family tree and reading list.

Scandinavian history in the Viking Age.pdf
A short handout produced by Joanne Shortt Butler on the topic of Ari Thorgilsson’s Book of the Icelanders and Icelandic Identity, including a short reading list, questions, and a glossary of terms and characters.

A handout produced by Joanne Shortt Butler on the origins of sagas: composition and tradition, including a timeline, extracts from sagas, and a reading list.

Old Norse Lit - Hrafnkels saga.pdf
A handout produced by Joanne Shortt Butler on the Old Norse literature topic of 'The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey’s Godi', including background reading, questions to think about, and a glossary of terms and letters.

hooked O.pdf
A handy shortcut for the characters hooked-o and long hooked-o, produced by Joanne Shortt Butler. The characters can be cut and pasted into Word docs.

Common accents in Old Norse.pdf
A handy reference produced by Joanne Shortt Butler giving the common accents in ON, and the shortcuts for using them in MS Word.
Hrafnagaldur Óðins is a late-medieval or early modern Icelandic Eddic-style poem, which was considered by early editors to be part of the Eddic corpus.

According to the performer, Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir, who chants the poem in the…
this is an example of Old Norwegian as it was around 1255. It is again Arne Torp who made the video, check out his website here:

Chaucer Studio.jpg
The Chaucer Studio is a non-profit organisation that recordings of medieval literature. The catalogue includes readings of Old Norse literature.

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Schorn's thesis on Old Norse wisdom poetry. The thesis is downloadable at the link for this item.

Schorn, B. E. (2012). 'How can his word be trusted?': speaker and authority in Old Norse wisdom poetry (doctoral thesis).
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