A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Dover Language Guides) (Paperback)

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A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Dover Language Guides) (Paperback)

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Due to its geographic isolation, Iceland possesses the purest of Scandinavian cultures. Even after 11 centuries, the modern Icelandic language is closer to the speech patterns of the Middle Ages than any living European language. Brought to Iceland during the 9th century by the Vikings (who invaded Britain during that same period), the language also influenced the development of modern English. Thus, a knowledge of Icelandic language is highly relevant to the study of English and British history. This volume, reprinted from a rare edition, will be indispensable in the study of the prose and poetry of Old Icelandic literature, which is regarded by many scholars as unrivaled among the literatures of medieval Europe.
Product Details ISBN: 9780486434315
ISBN-10: 0486434311
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 20th, 2011
Pages: 551
Language: English
Series: Dover Language Guides