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Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske

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Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Old Norse literature -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by Halldór Hermannsson.
    GenreBibliography, Catalogs.
    ContributionsFiske, Willard, 1831-1904., Hermannsson, Halldór, 1878-1958.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ2556 .C6 1960
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 755 p.
    Number of Pages755
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5791771M
    LC Control Number60002301
    OCLC/WorldCa1034414

    In July this rusty piece was dug up and was cut from that cable and tested. Many scholars hold that the lays concerned with the spiritual conflict of the heroines Brunhild and Gudrunwhich tend to be romantic and sentimental, were composed later than the austere heroic lays. Like his other collections, Willard Fiske intended the Petrarch Collection to include both literary texts and literary criticism, and some sixty percent of the catalogue is devoted to work about rather than by the poet. The following works appear in this exhibit: 1 [Bible. Icelandic manuscripts yield much knowledge of European myth and legendwhich is in part common to all Germanic peoples. The chief desideratum shared among authors, translators, our compositor, and the managing editor is to sustain the highest possible level of textual precision in the service of Icelandic and Norse Studies.

    He is managing editor of the Islandica series of Icelandic and Norse Studies associated with the collection. Willard Fiske Fiske playing chess. Patrick J. Along with Bayard Taylor, Andrew Dickson White and other associates of his, Willard Fiske was among the leading American intellects of the late nineteenth century. A second feature directly concerns the peoples of Scandinavia.

    Although a large part of this early literature was composed either in Iceland or elsewhere in Scandinavia by Icelanders, the Norwegian element in it is considerable and indisputable, even though this cannot always be isolated and defined. From early student days he was a traveler and avid student of languages, particularly the Nordic tongues, and resided in Denmark and Sweden for several years, foregoing a college degree in favor of his studies. Their marriage was short, and by September she had died from tuberculosis. Poetry was also used to dramatise the emotions in a saga. At that time libraries had adopted large-scale microfilming for preservation only recently; computer technology was confined to a few gigantic mainframe machines; and was a distant dream. In view of the development of reading machines and of Conceptual Implantation, many will question the value of book-reading, or Still Reading.


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Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske by Cornell University. Libraries. Download PDF Ebook

Andrew Dickson White who witnessed the marriage of Jennie and Willard in Berlin also wrote on the lawsuit in his autobiography; Morris Bishop is rather less sympathetic to Willard Fiske in his history Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske book Cornell.

The author also acknowledged with appreciation his research assistant Anna Katharina Heiniger from Switzerland. It is unlikely that any of these originated outside Norway, Iceland, and the Norse colonies in the British Isles. Patrick J. By there was little Fiske could add to his Petrarch Collection, having acquired almost everything available on the poet.

Oktober A guest contribution by Patrick J. All of the books have been scanned in high quality and preserved forever in pdf format - easy to read on your laptop or computer, or transfer to tablet, smartphone, kindle or e-reader. All new volumes of the series are available both electronically and in print, and an initiative is under way to make older numbers currently volumes 1 through 14 accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library.

You can also print entire books or select pages. In the earliest years, White and Fiske acquired major scholarly collections, including the classical literature library of Charles Anthon, the Franz Bopp philological library, the library of Goldwin Smith, the Kelly Collection on mathematics, the Samuel May Antislavery collection, and the Jared Sparks collection in American history.

The Middle Ages The literature of Scandinavia and, in particular, of Iceland has reflected two extraordinary features of the social and cultural history of pagan Europe and of Iceland. Fiske studied at Cazenovia Seminary and started his collegiate studies at Hamilton College in Like his other collections, Willard Fiske intended the Petrarch Collection to include both literary texts and literary criticism, and some sixty percent of the catalogue is devoted to work about rather than by the poet.

The Fiske Icelandic Collection in the Cornell University Library

How can I use this content? Currently a general introductory page directs researchers to four specific sites: an introduction to the rare component of the Fiske Icelandic Collection; information on Icelandic Studies collection development and the circulating Fiske Icelandic Collection at Why Icelandic?

Willard Fiske

Cornell had pioneered in the use of electricity for lighting, having created the firstoutdoor electric-lighting Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske book in Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske book country with the use of arc lights on the towers of McGraw Hall and Sage Chapel.

For example, Egil's Saga contains a poem about the loss of Egil's sons that is lyrical and very emotional. This was constructed and laid by Prof. The masterful translation by Professor Andrew Wawn emeritus, University of Leeds afforded the author an opportunity to update features of her study as well as disseminate the results of her profound research to an interdisciplinary academic readership.

Most recent site update: September 15, Omeka Sites Where do these collections come from? Site design by Noni Korf Vidal.

The Islandica series currently has several manuscripts at various stages of production from proposals still in ovo to manuscripts in pre-flight proofreading.

In fact, its main purpose was to use it as a manual of poetics for the Icelandic skalds. Inthe University officially established a University Archives. Some of the books contained within this collection are extremely hard-to-find and will provide a valuable library of reference material.

Today the Fiske Icelandic Collection preserves its reputation as one of the chief repositories anywhere of literature on and from Iceland and the Norse world of the Middle Ages.

Some important mythological lays appear in other manuscripts. Scholars have seen an ancient fertility myth in this story, and it is certainly one of the older mythological poems in the Poetic Edda and probably originated in Norway before Iceland was settled by Norwegians.

Kroch Library Cornell University Library. Most say it stems from the Old Norse term edda, which means great-grandmother, but some see a reference to Oddia place where Snorri Sturluson the writer of the Prose Edda was brought up.Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection Willard Fiske Hemannsson Facsimile: Price: £ A very interesting facsimile edition of the Catalogue of Icelandic galisend.com reference catalogue is formed from a collection of books bequeathed by Willard Fiske, American librarian and scholar.

Fiske was the university Find out more». NASA Images Solar System Collection Ames Research Center Brooklyn Museum Full text of " Catalogue of the Petrarch collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske ". The Fiske Petrarch Collection, a bequest of Daniel Willard Fiske, Cornell’s first University Librarian, joined the Fiske Dante, Rhaeto-Romanic and Icelandic Collections in the Cornell University Library in Fiske, a talented linguist and remarkable book collector, died in Europe in the autumn of Full text of "Catalogue of the Icelandic collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske.

Compiled by Halldór Hermannsson" See other formats.We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects.

We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian.WILLARD FISKE'S WRITINGS ON ICELAND "The ebook is preliminary to a ebook catalogue of works in Icelandic published before the close of the 16th century.

together with an abridgment of the imprint (or colophon)." This list was based on the collection in the Royal Library, Copenhagen, and printed for the purpose of obtaining further.