From Asgard to Valhalla by Heather O'Donogue


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Good. 2007. I.B. Tauris. 1st Edition. Stock Image.

The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths

Dust Jacket has small (1in) tear in front of dust jacket and no other serious defects. Interior is clean and unmarked in fine condition.

This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor. Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. From Asgard to Valhalla is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.