Overview:'Hærra Ivan'(Sir Ivan, the Knight with the Lion) completes the three-volume set of English editions of Norse Arthurian romances. It is the first major work of fiction in Swedish, and an important Scandinavian example of Arthurian romance. The translation from the French original was carried out at the request of the German-born Queen Eufemia of Norway, a country with a richer literary culture than Sweden at the time: 'Hærra Ivan' thus brought Continental courtly culture to the then recently formalised Swedish feudal class. Last edited in 1931, the poem has been unjustly neglected in recent years; this new edition and English translation, with introduction, will make it widely accessible to international scholars.
Professor MARIANNE KALINKE teaches in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; HENRIK WILLIAMS teaches in the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University.
Final volume in three-volume set of translations of Arthurian romances from medieval Scandinavia.
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Title: Norse Romance III: Haerra Ivan, Vol. 3
Author: Marianne Kalinke
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Date Published: October 1999
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