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Myth and fiction in early Norse lands

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Published by Variorum in Aldershot, Hampshire, [U.K.], Brookfield, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Old Norse literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Mythology, Norse, in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementUrsula Dronke.
    SeriesCollected studies series ;, C524, Collected studies ;, CS524.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT7160 .D76 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL810992M
    ISBN 100860785459
    LC Control Number95047879


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