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Statementtranslated from the Icelandic, with introduction, notes and appendices by N.F. Blake.
SeriesIcelandic texts
ContributionsBlake, N. F. 1934-
The Physical Object
Pagination131p.,25cm
Number of Pages131
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Open LibraryOL17274710M

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The Saga of the Jomsvikings begins, as most sagas do, several generations before the main events of the saga. After recounting the origins of the main figures in the saga, the story kicks into high gear as alliances are made and broken, feud breaks out, and--in the saga's thrilling centerpiece--a massive sea battle is fought at the mouth of /5(28).

The saga was written to tell the story of the defeat of Danish raiders by Earl Hakon. The story is the story of the Danish raiders through the eyes of medieval saga writers (sort of like historical novelists). It's the story of the Jomsvikings, based in Jomsborg, their rise and eventual fall.

It's also a story about intrigue in the Danish court/5(22). An exciting little saga about the semi-legendary Baltic warrior band known as the Jomsvikings.

The final chapters contain a last stand good enough to rival the Volsunga Saga and /5. In A.D.Earl Hákon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in the great naval battle of Hjórunga Bay.

Sailing under his banner were no fewer than five Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the Old Norse world. Two centuries later their accounts of the battle became the basis for one of the liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with special 4/5(1).

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Jómsvíkinga saga, i.e. Saga of the Jomsvikings, is a 13th century Old Norse saga, the author being an anonymous is a fanciful historical adventure set in the 10th century, recalling the days of the vikings. Its first part is dedicated to the rise of the Knytlings, the Danish royal dynasty that was the first to unite Denmark under their rule and built it into the northern.

The Saga of the Jomsvikings begins, as most sagas do, several generations before the main events of the saga. After recounting the origins of the main figures in the saga, the story kicks into high gear as alliances are made and broken, feud breaks out, and--in the saga's thrilling centerpiece--a massive sea battle is fought at the mouth of /5(26).

The Saga of the Jomsvikings is just about the best of the sagas (with the exception of, perhaps, the Laxdale Saga).

The action is almost non-stop (once you get through the ponderous, but still interesting, introduction) and gives you a good idea about what the 12thth century poets/historians thought 9thth century exploits/5(28).

The Jómsvíkinga saga (Saga of the Jomsvikings) is a medieval Icelandic saga composed by an anonymous Icelander. The Saga was composed in Iceland during the 13th century.

It exists in several manuscripts which vary from each other. There are many different versions and translations of the saga. Read "Saga of the Jomsvikings" by available from Rakuten Kobo. In A.D.Earl Hákon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in the great Brand: University of Texas Press.

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The saga is told in a—deceptively—simple style, with now and then a deft touch of irony. There are no surmises as to the identity of the author. His Icelandic provenience is obvious from the entirely episodic interest he takes in the presence and doings of the Icelandic skalds who participated in the great battle.

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The Jomsvikings were a legendary band of Vikings based on an island at the mouth of the Oder river near what is now the German/Polish border but was then the land of the Slavic Wends/5(3).

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Its first part is dedicated to the rise of the Knytlings, the Danish royal dynasty that was the first to unite Denmark under their rule and built it into the northern. That box alone gives maybe 3 units of warriors and a ton of hearthguard which suits Jomsvikings pretty well IIRC.

With 2 plastic boxsets (1 of each irish and vikings) costing between pound (uk) with postage, it nets me a ton of stuff for pretty cheap and allows me to play irish, Norse-Gael, Scots at a push, vikings, jomsvikings and pagan rus.

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And the jomsvikings are most skilled troops in the series, apparently even stronger than askel's little band. This should be more than enough to get your attention to vinland saga:D Wow nice scans.Saga: The Wrath of the Jomsvikings Had my second game of Saga this afternoon against Rich at BIG with Matt on hand to help with some of the rules.

Rich had played Jomsvikings with some success with the first edition and from what I'd read I knew they could be a tough warband to counter.Unique among the Icelandic sagas, part-history, part-fiction, the Saga of the Jomsvikings tells of a legendary band of vikings, originally Danish, who established an island fortress off the Baltic coast, and launched and ultimately lost their heroic attack on the pagan ruler of Norway in the late tenth century.

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