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Anderson, Rasmus B. (Rasmus Bjørn) 1846-1936

Overview
Works: 197 works in 931 publications in 3 languages and 11,116 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  History  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Arthurian romances  Folklore  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT7313.E5, 839.6
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The Norse discovery of America : a compilation in extensó of all the sagas, manuscripts, and inscriptive memorials relating to the finding and settlement of the New world in the eleventh century. by Arthur Middleton Reeves( Book )

33 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work brings together for the first time the interpretation of the best authorities respecting the evidences, historical, archaeologic, inscriptive, and deductive, of Norse discovery, occupation, and colonization of America five centuries before the time of Columbus. The subject, though it has engaged in a general way the attention of historians for a long time, has only within recent years been brought into great prominence by a serious study of the Saga writers of Iceland and Scandinavia. The beginning of this interest dates from 1837 in which year was published, by the Royal Danish Society of Northern Antiquaries, a large quarto volume of old Icelandic documents, in which the proofs were set forth that the discovery credited to Columbus was anticipated by sea-roving Norsemen five hundred years earlier. This great work was edited by Prof. C.C. Rafn, founder of the Royal Danish Society, and was the result of painstaking labor and expensive research by that very distinguished antiquarian."--Back cover
America not discovered by Columbus : a historical sketch of the discovery of America by the Norsemen, in the tenth century by Rasmus B Anderson( Book )

74 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heimskringla, a history of the Norse kings by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

30 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative spirits of the nineteenth century by Georg Brandes( Book )

11 editions published between 1923 and 1967 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teutonic mythology; gods and goddesses of the Northland by Viktor Rydberg( Book )

24 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of Anderson's compendium of Germanic myth and legend
Romances and epics of our northern ancestors, Norse, Celt and Teuton by Wilhelm Wägner( Book )

18 editions published between 1906 and 1911 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elder Eddas [sic] of Saemund Sigfusson by Sæmundur fróði( Book )

17 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combined edition of the two Eddas, in two popular translations
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )

18 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1907 volume contains The Volsunga Saga translated from the Icelandic into English. It is one of the many translations of the Norse legends published by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon
A collection of popular tales from the Norse and north German by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

14 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly a translation of Asbjornsen's collection of Norse fairy tales
The nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

11 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Burnt Njal : from the Icelandic of the Njals saga by Njáll Þorgursson( Book )

12 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the literature of the Scandinavian North from the most ancient times to the present by Fr. Winkel Horn( Book )

20 editions published between 1883 and 2002 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viking tales of the North : the sagas of Thorstein, Viking's son, and Fridthjof the Bold by Rasmus B Anderson( Book )

24 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated and edited by prominent Scandinavian historians Rasmus Anderson and George Stephens, this volume includes the Icelandic sagas of Fridthjof the Bold and Thorstein, the third son of Erik the Red and youngest brother of Leif Ericsson.?The Thorstein saga tells the story of the young Thorstein Ericsson, but begins with the journeys of his older brothers, Leif and Thorvald, to Vinland. Briefly recounting Leif's discovery and founding of the settlement, the saga continues with Thorvald's trip to join his brother.?When Thorvald and his men reach Vinland, they are attacked and killed by natives, called Skraelings. Hearing of his brother's death, Thorstein sails to retrieve his body. However, his expedition gets lost and he and his crew undergo a perilous journey
The Arthurian tales, the greatest of romances which recount the noble and valorous deeds of King Arthur and the knights of the Round table by Thomas Malory( Book )

10 editions published between 1906 and 1911 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson; tales from Norse mythology by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

18 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." "This new translation by Jesse Byock captures the strength and subtlety of the original, while his introduction sets the tales fully in the context of Norse mythology. This edition also includes detailed notes and appendices."--Jacket
Among cannibals; an account of four years' travels in Australia and of camp life with the aborigines of Queensland by Carl Lumholtz( Book )

9 editions published between 1889 and 1908 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1880 the Norwegian ethnologist, zoologist and explorer Carl Lumholtz embarked on an expedition to Australia, with the purpose of observing the life and customs of the Australian Aborigines. This book focuses on his experiences while living for a year with a community in Queensland that had never previously come into contact with white people. 'Not only are many of the Australian Aborigines cannibals', says Lumholtz, 'but most of the tribes have not yet emerged from the Stone Age in the history of their development'. He goes on brilliantly to document a complex and fascinating society. Containing detailed maps to illustrate the explorer's travels and many images, the book also includes informative appendices outlining Australian history, geology, flora and fauna. First published in 1889, Lumholtz's classic account of the events and practices he witnessed retains the power to shock, educate and entertain the modern reader
Arne by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson( Book )

6 editions published between 1881 and 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A happy boy by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, Bjornstjerne Bjornson is considered one of the masters of Norwegian fiction. The short novel A Happy Boy recounts the life of Oyvind, a perpetually jolly child who is able to rise above his family's lack of material wealth and bring true contentment and joy into the lives of many
Life story of Rasmus B. Anderson by Rasmus B Anderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasmus Anderson (1846-1936), the American author, scholar, editor, businessman and diplomat, intertwines his life story with the cultural and institutional history of the Norwegian-American community as a whole. There are eyewitness accounts of tension within American factions and branches of the Lutheran church over such issues as slavery and public education as well as anecdotes about Ole Bull, Knut Hamsun, Björnstjerne Björnson, Robert La Follette, James G. Blaine and various European monarchs and heads of state. Anderson began his life on a farm in Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin. After many efforts to finance and obtain the kind of education he wanted, he pioneered the study and teaching of Scandinavian languages at the University of Wisconsin (1869-1883). Between 1885 and 1889, he served as U.S. minister to Denmark. He eventually prospered as president of the Wisconsin Life Insurance Co., from 1895-1922. In 1874, Anderson attracted widespread attention with his America Not Discovered By Columbus. He is remembered for his studies, translations, and retellings of Norse mythology. The more active and public aspects of his life are emphasized in this work
 
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The Elder Eddas [sic] of Saemund Sigfusson
Alternative Names
Anderson, R.-B.

Anderson, R. B. 1846-1936

Anderson, R. B. (Rasmus Bjørn), 1846-1936

Anderson, Rasmus B. 1846-1936

Anderson, Rasmus B. (Rasmus Björn), 1846-1936

Anderson, Rasmus Bjoern 1846-1936

Anderson, Rasmus Bjorn

Anderson, Rasmus Bjørn 1846-1936

Rasmus B. Anderson

Rasmus B. Anderson diplomático estadounidense

Rasmus Björn Anderson diplomate américain

Расмус Бьёрн Андерсон американский дипломат

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America not discovered by Columbus : a historical sketch of the discovery of America by the Norsemen, in the tenth centuryTeutonic mythology; gods and goddesses of the NorthlandThe Elder Eddas [sic] of Saemund SigfussonVolsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and NiblungsA collection of popular tales from the Norse and north GermanHistory of the literature of the Scandinavian North from the most ancient times to the presentViking tales of the North : the sagas of Thorstein, Viking's son, and Fridthjof the BoldThe prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson; tales from Norse mythologyArne