The Edda

A Collection of Essays


Twelve essays are presented by outstanding authorities in Nordic medieval studies. These essays range from treatment of broad aspects of the Edda, to consideration of single poems, to analysis of parts of specific works. An attractive and important collection for every scholar of Old Scandinavian.


"This collection of essays, written by the foremost international Eddic scholars, is destined to become a standard work in the area of Eddic studies. It is suitable for both the undergraduate student engaged in study of the Edda and for the seasoned scholar involved in serious original research."

Choice Magazine

About the Authors

R.J. Glendinning was an Associate Professor in the Department of German at the University of Manitoba.

Haraldur Bessason was a Professor and Head, Department of Icelandic Languages and Literature, University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.