At the beginning of this book, Kvastad says he has no intention of discussing the historical truth of the Norse sagas
and the Bible, but rather of assessing whether the paranormal accounts in them "are possible according to contemporary science" (p.
99) FORMER Wolverhampton student Ben Nimmo fell in love with the epic Norse sagas
while he was at university but quit academia to become a scuba-diving instructor.
Ignoring literary traditions of the early 20th century,Tolkien's fantasy epic looks back to medieval and Norse sagas
with ideals rather than characters driving the plot.
Greenlanders today are aware of recent warming; but history, archaeology, and the Norse sagas
show that Greenland was warmer than today in the Middle Ages, when crops and trees were grown there.
Spanning everything from ancient Norse sagas
to contemporary novels, this resource for students, researchers, and general readers introduces the national literatures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.