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Davidson, H. R. Ellis (Hilda Roderick Ellis) 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 64 works in 556 publications in 7 languages and 15,115 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Folklore  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BL860, 293.13
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Most widely held works about H. R. Ellis Davidson
 
Most widely held works by H. R. Ellis Davidson
Scandinavian mythology by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

54 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandinavian mythology reflects the Norsemen's love of battle and conflict
Gods and myths of northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

88 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the pre-Christian beliefs of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples
Pagan Scandinavia by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of religious cults and symbols from the earliest archaeological records to the close of the heathen period
Myths and symbols in pagan Europe : early Scandinavian and Celtic religions by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Viking road to Byzantium by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chariot of the sun, and other rites and symbols of the northern bronze age by Peter Gelling( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Hel; a study of the conception of the dead in Old Norse literature by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

32 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

57 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo was probably a canon of Lund Cathedral, at that period a Danish cathedral, and lived at the end of the twelfth century. He was in the service of Archbishop Absalon, who encouraged him to write a history of his own country from the beginnings up to his own time, with a strong Christian bias. Starting with the myths and heroic tales of primitive Scandinavia, he devoted the first nine of his sixteen books to legendary material before dealing with the first kings of the Viking age and finished in 1285, after relating the earlier exploits of King Cnut Valdemarsson. The activities of the Danish kings were intimately bound up with the monarchies of Norway and Sweden; Cnut the Great, one of Saxo's heroes, whose empire stretched as far as Britain and Iceland, was ruler of both these countries. In the last books Saxo took particular concern to describe the campaigns of Valdemar the Great and his warrior archbishop, Absalon, against the Wends of North Germany. The work is a prosimetrum, that is, in six of the first nine books he inserts poems, which are intended to parallel specimens of old Danish heroic poetry in Latin metres. Saxo's Latin prose style is often complex, based as it is on models like Valerius Maximus and Martianus Capella, but he is a lively and compelling story-teller, often displaying a rather sly sense of humour, and an interest in the supernatural. He is the first author to give a full account of Hamlet, whose adventures he relates at some length, the elements of which in a great many respects correspond surprisingly closely with the characters and incidents of Shakespeare's play. Volume I of Saxo Grammaticus contains an introduction from the editor, and the first ten books of Saxo's work
The sword in Anglo-Saxon England: its archaeology and literature by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf
Symbols of power( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the fairy tale( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Derek Brewer. The aim of this book is to discuss the characteristics of the traditional fairy tale in Europe and North America, and various theories of its development and interpretation. The book deals with the main collections - the Grimm brothers, Hans Andersen, Perrault and Afanes'ev - and with the development of tales in various regions of Europe, including Ireland, Wales, Scandinavia, Germany and Russia, as well as India, where it was once claimed that they originated. The subject of the fairy tale is a controversial one: problems discussed here include the relationship between tales recorded from story-tellers and literary works, the importance of printed works for the spread of the tales, the growth of recent examples with a feminine approach, the spread of popular tales like Cinderella, special types like the cumulative tales, possible effects of TV, and the nature of traditional plots and characters. Above all, we have been concerned with the distribution and long survival of these tales, and the nature of their appeal
The lost beliefs of northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fragments of ancient belief have been incorporated into folklore and Christian dogma with the result that its original tenets have merged with the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson sifts through centuries of cultural and religious influences to locate evidence of these "lost" pagan beliefs. Davidson illustrates how northern pagan religions have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition and throws light on the nature of such beliefs and how they have been preserved. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe stresses both the possibilities and the difficulties of investigating pre-Christian faiths and emphasizes the need to separate speculation from scientific proof. This book will be a useful tool for students with a serious interest in archaeology as it illustrates with examples how objectivity is not necessarily the driving force in forming our supposedly scientific view of the past. It will also appeal to the general reader who wants to understand the true nature of Northern European pagan belief as opposed to the oversimplified view popularized by the media. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe argues for intellectual rigorousness rather than romanticization of the past, and challenges the reader to rethink accepted interpretations"--Publisher description
Patterns of folklore by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roles of the northern goddess by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By investigating women's special skills related to goddess cults together with legends and popular traditions, the author explores the importance of the goddess as a subject for study today
The Journey to the other world by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Folklore of ghosts( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seer in Celtic and other traditions by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hero in tradition and folklore : papers read at a conference of the Folklore Society held at Dyffryn House, Cardiff, July 1982 by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers read at a conference of the Folklore Society held at Dyffryn House, Cardiff in July 1982. Mistletoe series no. 19
Katharine Briggs : story-teller by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viking & Norse mythology by H. R. Ellis Davidson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Myths and symbols in pagan Europe : early Scandinavian and Celtic religions
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H.R. Ellis Davidson

H.R.エリス・デイヴィッドソン

Hilda Ellis Davidson Brits oudheidskundige (1914-)

Дэвидсон, Хильда Эллис 1914-2006

Эллис-Дэвидсон, Хильда

هیلدا الیس داویدسون

데이비슨, H. R. 엘리스

힐다 엘리스 데이비드슨

デイヴィッドソン, H. R. エリス

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Myths and symbols in pagan Europe : early Scandinavian and Celtic religionsThe road to Hel; a study of the conception of the dead in Old Norse literatureSaxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentaryThe sword in Anglo-Saxon England: its archaeology and literatureA companion to the fairy taleThe lost beliefs of northern EuropeRoles of the northern goddessKatharine Briggs : story-teller