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The Chronicle of Duke Erik

A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden

by Erik Carlquist Translator · Peter C. Hogg Translator


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Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in medieval texts. A valuable source for the scholarly disciplines of comparative literature and poetics, this genuine piece of Scandinavian history contains intriguing dichotomies between center and periphery, male and female, and Christian and heathen.

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Nordic Academic Press
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Erik Carlquist (Translator)

Erik Carlquist is a translator, a former employee of the Swedish Royal Library, and a contributor to the Swedish National Encyclopedia. Peter C. Hogg is a translator, a contributor to special projects at the British Library, and the former head of...

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