Old Norse myths, literature and society. Papers from the 11th. International Saga Conference, Sydney 2-7 July 2000. This volume will comprise a selection of the papers and plenary lectures given at the 11th. International Saga Conference held in Sydney from 2-7 July 2000. It will examine some of the most complex and perplexing questions that arise when modern scholars approach the rich but often puzzling evidence for belief in and use of myths in early Scandinavia. The papers illustrate the advantages of bringing approaches that use a range of methodologies, from literary studies to archaology, history and the history of religions, to bear upon the evidence that has survived.
The Viking Collection was founded by the late Gerd Wolfgang Weber and Preben Meulengracht Sørensen to provide students and scholars in the field of Scandinavian studies, especially Old Norse and other Medieval areas, with a library of books on central topics of Northern civilization. It was -- and is -- the editors' hope that this selection of studies will appeal also to the general reader with an interest in the Scandinavian past. The Viking Collection contains mainly original works, but a few translations are also included. English is the language of the series. Vol. 1-12 were edited by the founding editors. From vol. 13 the series is edited by Preben Meulengracht Sørensen and Margaret Clunies Ross.