VIKING SOCIETY WEB PUBLICATIONS

The Viking Society for Northern Research is making virtually all its publications (and some other related items) from inception in 1893 to the present freely available on this website, though recent titles may not be released until five years from the date of publication.

       These digital versions are not intended to replace our printed publications, and titles currently in print will remain available to buy in book form as long as there is a demand for them (the list can be seen at http://www.vsnr.org/publications/ ). The digital versions are intended to make the range of our publications known to a wider public, and may be used for reference purposes, to evaluate books for purchase or for university courses and for private study. The copyright belongs either to the authors or to the Viking Society, as stated at the beginning of each work, and permission must be obtained from the Society to use downloaded versions either in whole or in part for any other purpose.

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       Searchable versions of the parts of Saga-Book that were scanned (Vols I–XXII) have kindly been provided by Nick Dean (nicholasmartindean@hotmail.com). Just click on the link ‘Searchable version’ after the volume no. below and open the files in the latest version of Acrobat Reader.

       The scanning of most of the publications here from 1895 to 1992 and conversion to pdf files was done by Book Scan Bureau (http://www.bookscanbureau.co.uk/digitisation-services.htm).

      

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DOROTHEA COKE MEMORIAL LECTURES

G. N. Garmonsway: Canute and his empire. 1964.

Sven B. F. Jansson: Swedish Vikings in England: the evidence of the rune stones. 1966

Gabriel Turville-Petre: Haraldr the Hard-Ruler and his poets. 1968.

Dag Strömbäck: The Epiphany in runic art. 1970.

Alistair Campbell: Skaldic verse and Anglo-Saxon history. 1971.

Brita Malmer: King Canute’s coinage in the northern countries. 1974.

Folke Ström: Níð, ergi and Old Norse moral attitudes. 1974.

Harry Loyn: The Vikings in Wales. 1977.

Ursula Dronke: The role of sexual themes in Njáls saga. 1981.

John Kousgard Sørensen: Patronymics in Denmark and England. 1982.

Raymond Page: “A most vile people”: early English historians on the Vikings. 1987.

Anthony Faulkes: Poetical Inspiration in Old Norse and Old English Poetry. 1997.

G. Fellows-Jensen: The Vikings and their Victims. The Verdict of the Names. 1995, repr. 1998.

P. Foote: 1117 in Iceland and England. 2003.

G. Nordal: Skaldic Versifying and Social Discrimination in Medieval Iceland. 2003.

Stefan Brink: Lord and Lady – bryti and deigja. 2008.

Richard Perkins: The Verses in Eric the Red’s Saga. 2011.

 

SAGA-BOOK

Volume I (1895–97). Searchable version

Volume II (1898–1901). Searchable version

Volume III (1902–04). Searchable version

Volume IV (1905–06). Searchable version

Volume V (1907–08). Searchable version

Volume VI (1909–10). Searchable version

Volume VII (1911–12). Searchable version

Volume VIII (1913–14). Searchable version

Volume IX (1920–25). Searchable version

Volume X (1928–29). Searchable version

Volume XI (1934–36). Searchable version

Volume XII (1937–45). Searchable version

Volume XIII (1946–53). Searchable version

Volume XIV (1953–57). Searchable version

Volume XV (1957–61). Searchable version

Volume XVI (1962–65). Searchable version

Volume XVII (1966–69). Searchable version

Volume XVIII (1970–73). Searchable version

Volume XIX (1974–77). Searchable version

Volume XX (1978–81). Searchable version

Volume XXI (1982–85). Searchable version

Volume XXII (1986–89). Searchable version

Volume XXIII (1990–93). Searchable version

Volume XXIV (1994–97)

Volume XXV (1998–2001)

Volume XXVI (2002)

Volume XXVII (2003)

Volume XXVIII (2004)

Volume XXIX (2005)

Volume XXX (2006)

Volume XXXI (2007)

Volume XXXII (2008)

Volume XXXIII (2009)

Volume XXXIV (2010)

Volume XXXV (2011)

Volume XXXVI (2012)

Volume XXXVII (2013)

 

 

A NEW INTRODUCTION TO OLD NORSE

The Study of Old Icelandic: An Introduction to the Sources

Grammar

Reader. Facsimiles

Glossary and Index of Names

 

TEXT SERIES

Ágrip. Ed. M. J. Driscoll

Clemens saga. Edited and translated by Helen Carron

Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: Dating the Icelandic sagas

Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: The Folk-Stories of Iceland

Fourteenth-Century Icelandic Verse on the Virgin Mary. Ed. Kellinde Wrightson

Gunnlaugssaga ormstungu. Ed. Peter G. Foote and Randolph Quirk

Guta lag. Translated and edited by Christine Peel

Guta saga. Ed. Christine Peel

Hávamál. Ed. David A. H. Evans

Hávamál. Glossary and Index. Compiled by Anthony Faulkes

Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks. Ed. G. Turville-Petre

A History of Norway and The Passion and Miracles of the Blessed Óláfr. Translated by Devra Kunin. Edited with an introduction and notes by Carl Phelpstead

Hrafnagaldur Óðins (Forspjallsljóð). Ed. Annette Lassen.

Íslendingabók. Kristni saga. The Book of the Icelanders. The Story of the Conversion. Translated by Siân Grønlie

Richard Perkins: Thor the Wind-raiser and the Eyrarland Image. Frontispiece

The Saga of Bishop Thorlak. Translated with introduction and notes by Ármann Jakobson and D. Clark.

Dag Strömbäck: The Conversion of Iceland

Theodoricus Monachus: The Ancient History of the Norwegian Kings. Translated and annotated by David and Ian McDougall

G. Turville-Petre: Nine Norse Studies

Two Icelandic Stories. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. New edition, 2008.

Diana Whaley: Heimskringla. An Introduction

The Works of Sven Aggesen. Translated by Eric Christiansen

 

THE PROSE EDDA

Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes

Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 1: Introduction, Text and Notes. 2: Glossary and Index of Names

Háttatal. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edition, 2007.

The Uppsala Edda

A newly discovered manuscript of Magnús Ólafsson’s Edda

Anthony Faulkes. Six papers on The Prose Edda:

Descent from the gods.

Edda.

The Genealogies and Regnal lists in a Manuscript in Resen’s Library.

Pagan Sympathy.

The Sources of Skáldskaparmál.

What was Viking Poetry for?

 

OTHER EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS

Bandamanna saga. Ed. Hallvard Magerøy

Egils saga. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. Map of Borgarfjǫrðr

The Elder or Poetic Edda. Part 1. The Mythological Poems. Tr. Olive Bray

Grottasǫngr. Ed. Clive Tolley

Heimskringla I. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

Heimskringla II. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

The Icelandic Rune-Poem. Ed. R. I. Page

The Life and Death of Cormac the Scald. Tr. W. G. Collingwood and Jón Stefánsson

The Life of Gudmund the Good. Tr. G Turville-Petre and E. S. Olszewska

The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue. Ed. R. Quirk

The Saga of King Heiðrek the Wise. Ed. Christopher Tolkien

The Saga of the Jomsvikings. Ed. N. F. Blake

The Saga of the Volsungs. Ed. R. G. Finch

Specimen Lexici Runici

Stories from Sagas of Kings. Ed. Anthony Faulkes

Three Icelandic Outlaw Sagas

Rauðúlfs þáttr:

Anthony Faulkes: Rauðúlfs þáttr. A Study. Supplementary note (2007)

Rauðúlfs þáttr, text and translation    

The Story of Rauð and his Sons. Tr. J. E. Turville-Petre

 

STUDIES

W. E. D. Allen: The Poet and the Spae-Wife = Saga-Book XV:3 (1960)

Árni Björnsson: Wagner and the Volsungs

R. T. Farrell: Beowulf, Swedes and Geats = Saga-Book XVIII:3 (1972)

First International Saga Conference 1971

Peter G. Foote: The Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle in Iceland

Introductory Essays on Egils saga and Njáls saga

Making History

Birger Nerman: The Poetic Edda in the Light of Archæology

Ólafur Halldórsson: Danish Kings and the Jomsvikings in the Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason

Ólafur Halldórsson: Text by Snorri Sturluson in Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta

Old Norse Made New

Neil S. Price: The Vikings in Brittany = Saga-Book XXII:6 (1989)

Alan S. C. Ross: The Terfinnas and Beormas of Ohthere

Seventh Viking Congress 1973

Sixth Viking Congress 1969

Stefán Karlsson: The Icelandic Language

Knut Stjerna: Essays on Questions Connected with the Old English Poem of Beowulf

The Viking Age in the Isle of Man (Ninth Viking Congress 1981)

Viking Revaluations

 

MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS

Alice Selby: Icelandic Journal = Saga-Book XIX:1 (1974)

Jean Young: Letters from Iceland 1936

Jessie M. E. Saxby: Birds of Omen in Shetland. With W. A. Clouston: Notes on the Folk-Lore of the Raven and the Owl

Thorsteinn Erlingsson: Ruins of the saga-time.

J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Miscellany

J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Series

J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Saga-Book volumes 1–23

Orkney and Shetland Records I

Orkney and Shetland Records II

Orkney and Shetland Records III

Caithness & Sutherland Records

Old-Lore Miscellany 1

Old-Lore Miscellany 2

Old-Lore Miscellany 3

Old-Lore Miscellany 4

Old-Lore Miscellany 5

Old-Lore Miscellany 6

Old-Lore Miscellany 7

Old-Lore Miscellany 8

Old-Lore Miscellany 9

Old-Lore Miscellany 10