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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: Níđ, 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 Sřrensen: 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: Lady – bryti andLord and   deigja. 2008.

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



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)

Volume XXXVIII (2014)

Volume XXXIX (2015)

Volume XL (2016)

Volume XLI (2017)

Volume XLII (2018)




The Study of Old Icelandic: An Introduction to the Sources


Reader. Facsimiles

Glossary and Index of Names



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 Heiđreks. 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 Óđins (Forspjallsljóđ). Ed. Annette Lassen.

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

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, 2011.

Diana Whaley: Heimskringla. An Introduction

The Works of Sven Aggesen. Translated by Eric Christiansen



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

Snorra Edda. Tr. Anthony Faulkes

The Fourth Grammatical Treatise. Ed. Margaret Clunies Ross and Jonas Wellendorf.

A newly discovered manuscript of Magnús Ólafsson’s Edda

Anthony Faulkes. Six papers on The Prose Edda:

            Descent from the gods.


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

            Pagan Sympathy.

            The Sources of Skáldskaparmál.

            What was Viking Poetry for?



Bandamanna saga. Ed. Hallvard Magerřy

Egils saga . Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. Map of Borgarfjǫrđr

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

The Fljotsdale Saga and The Droplaugarsons

Fćreyinga saga  (The Saga of the Faroe Islanders) . Tr. Anthony Faulkes

Grottasǫngr. Ed. Clive Tolley

Heimskringla I. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

Heimskringla I . Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edition

Heimskringla II. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

Heimskringla III . Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

Hemings ţáttr. Tr. Anthony Faulkes

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

Illuga saga. Ed. and tr.   Philip Lavender

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 Heiđrek 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

Two Tales of Icelanders

Rauđúlfs ţáttr:

            Anthony Faulkes: Rauđúlfs ţáttr. A Study. Supplementary note (2007)

            Rauđúlfs ţáttr, text and translation

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



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

Harđar saga introduction

Introductory Essays on Egils saga and Njáls saga

Making History  

Birger Nerman: The Poetic Edda in the Light of Archćology

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

Anthony Faulkes: Miscellaneous articles and lectures:

            The influence of the Latin Tradition on Snorri Sturluson’s writings.’

            Last Rituals (review).

            A New Medieval Carol Text?

            Outlaws in Medieval England and Iceland’.

            Snorra Edda (Oxford Dictionary).

            Snorri Sturluson’ (Viking World).

            The Viking Mind’.

Elizabeth Jackson: Old Icelandic Truce Formulas (Tryggđamál).



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.

W. G. Collingwood and Jón Stefánsson: A Pilgrimage to the Saga-Steads of Iceland

Matthias Egeler: Lejre. Ein mythologischer Führer

Unpublished Stories and Translations

Icelandic Folk Tales

The Life and Works of James Easson, the Dundee People’s poet.

Faulkes CV & Publications

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 Miscellany6

Old-Lore Miscellany 7

Old-Lore Miscellany 8

Old-Lore Miscellany 9

Old-Lore Miscellany 10