jueves, 15 de agosto de 2013

Libro: Viking Language

Viking Language 1 
Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas 
(Viking Language Series)
Jesse L. Byock

Viking Language 1 is an introduction to Old Norse, runes, Icelandic sagas, and the culture of the Vikings. The 15 graded lessons include vocabulary and grammar exercises, 35 readings, pronunciation, 15 maps, 45 illustrations, and 180 exercises.

Journey through Viking Age Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Britain, Russia, and Byzantium with original Old Norse readings of Vikings, Norse mythology, heroes, sacred kingship, blood feuds, and daily life.

The Viking Language Series speeds learning by focusing on the most frequently used words in the sagas. It takes you to the heart of Icelandic literature, Viking runestones, legends, and Old Norse mythology that has preserved the early medieval history of Scandinavia.

Viking Language 1 Audio Pronunciation Lessons 1~10 are sound files of the Old Norse reading passages and runic inscriptions read by Icelander Ása Bjarnadóttir with a standardized Icelandic pronunciation.Jesse Byock is Distinguished Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and professor at UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. He directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project in Iceland. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Prof. Byock teaches Old Norse, the Icelandic sagas, Viking history and archaeology and directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) in Iceland. He writes about Vikings, Iceland, feud, and archaeology. Jesse Byock is the author of Viking Age Iceland, and Feud in the Icelandic Saga. His translations from Old Norse include The Prose Edda, The Saga of the Volsungs, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, and Grettir´s Saga.
Viking language Answer key (Google docs)

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