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Early Kings of Norway

ISBN: 9781508531739
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2015-02-18
Number of pages: 88
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The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship, says Dahlmann. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have left us such a collection of narratives (Sagas, literally "Says") as, for quantity and quality, is unexampled among rude nations.

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