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Early Kings of Norway Thomas CARLYLE (1795 - 1881) "The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their pap Early Kings of Norway Thomas CARLYLE (1795 - 1881) "The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have left us such a collection of narratives (Sagas, literally "Says") as, for quantity and quality, is unexampled among rude nations. Snorro Sturleson's History of the Norse Kings is built out of these old Sagas; and has in it a great deal of poetic fire, . . . and deserves to be reckoned among the great history-books of the world. It is from these sources that the following rough notes of the early Norway Kings are hastily thrown together." (Excerpted from Thomas Carlyle's preface by Karen Merline) Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Antiquity Language: English Running Time:4:06:32


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Early Kings of Norway Thomas CARLYLE (1795 - 1881) "The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their pap Early Kings of Norway Thomas CARLYLE (1795 - 1881) "The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have left us such a collection of narratives (Sagas, literally "Says") as, for quantity and quality, is unexampled among rude nations. Snorro Sturleson's History of the Norse Kings is built out of these old Sagas; and has in it a great deal of poetic fire, . . . and deserves to be reckoned among the great history-books of the world. It is from these sources that the following rough notes of the early Norway Kings are hastily thrown together." (Excerpted from Thomas Carlyle's preface by Karen Merline) Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Antiquity Language: English Running Time:4:06:32

30 review for Early Kings of Norway (Librivox Audiobook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chris Linehan

    As far as historical accounts go this one seems to tick all the boxes: it’s informative. Uh, yeah. After that, it’s a pretty dry history of some juicy historical stuff. Maybe I’m overawed by History’s Vikings. That’s a distinct possibility. But somehow this reads more like Leviticus/Numbers rather than the Orkneyinga/Volsungs Saga.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Ferguson

    Good material well read in the Librivox edition. Now, you need to quite like things like the early kings of Norway for this book to be right for you, but, assuming you're reading this because that is your thing, then this is an excellent summary of the early kings of Norway, which is well read and very interesting. Good material well read in the Librivox edition. Now, you need to quite like things like the early kings of Norway for this book to be right for you, but, assuming you're reading this because that is your thing, then this is an excellent summary of the early kings of Norway, which is well read and very interesting.

  3. 4 out of 5

    John Cullan

    Although the subject matter is interesting, reading this book was not a little tedious. I kept putting this book down to finish other books. However, now that I'm finished with this one I did learn from it. Although the subject matter is interesting, reading this book was not a little tedious. I kept putting this book down to finish other books. However, now that I'm finished with this one I did learn from it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    A very good book if you're interested in the history of Norway! It reads in a very entertaining way, but is full of facts. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it for anyone looking for a quick read into Norway's kings of old! A very good book if you're interested in the history of Norway! It reads in a very entertaining way, but is full of facts. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it for anyone looking for a quick read into Norway's kings of old!

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    Leighton Mann

    Norse family tree excitement.

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