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Magnússon, Magnús

Overview
Works: 163 works in 795 publications in 12 languages and 18,050 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies  Biography  Church history  Local history  Sagas  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Other, Restager , Host
Classifications: CT103, 920.02
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Most widely held works by Magnús Magnússon
Vikings! by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizes recent archeological discoveries in the U.S. and Europe to explore Viking culture, portraying Vikings as traders, architects, town dwellers, and craftsmen
The Vinland sagas : the Norse discovery of America by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

67 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes translations of the two sagas, introductory note outlining historical background, and lists of personal names and place names used in the sagas
Hammer of the North by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and more than 120 photographs examine the history, culture, civilization, and achievements of the Vikings and analyze their mythology and poetry
Archaeology of the Bible by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brilliantly illustrated and definitive book about the dramatic new discoveries that are shedding fresh light on the Bible and leading to a reassessment of long-held beliefs."
Scotland : the story of a nation by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the social, economic, and political history of Scotland, starting with its earliest peoples in 7000 B.C. and wrapping up with a discussion of eighteenth-century author Sir Walter Scott
Cambridge biographical dictionary( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 19,000 entries, Cambridge provides an account of history's important figures, past and present--international in scope and covers all fields of human endeavor
King Harald's saga; Harald Hardradi of Norway. From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Njál's saga by Njall Stefansson( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic family saga, probably from the 13th century, in a modern translation
Laxdaela Saga by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

47 editions published between 1925 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viking expansion westwards by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Viking expansion from the ninth to the twelfth century and discusses what archaeological discoveries have revealed about everyday life and traditions in Viking settlements
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness. The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. When he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths
Introducing archaeology by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the development of archaeology as a science and its role in reconstructing history
Landlord or tenant? : a view of Irish history by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where Creation itself is a work in progress"--Cover
Chamber's biographical dictionary by J. O Thorne( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20,000 profiles of famous men and women, ranging from the mainstream to the controversial, and spanning the centuries from the earliest times to the present day
Lindisfarne, the cradle island by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vikings : voyagers of discovery and plunder by Ian Heath( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork, this book presents a new window into their way of life including detailed studies of the Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking world, and the legendary Viking longship
Scotland's castles and great houses by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs trace the history of 14 Scottish castles and describe architectural features and furnishings
World light (Heimsljós) by Halldór Laxness( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unloved foster child in rural Icleand is convinced he will be a great poet. Over the years, he comes to lead a life of poverty, loneliness, ruinous love affairs. but he will never attain greatness. --As imagined by Nobel Prize winner Laxness in this magnificently humane novel, what might be cruel farce achieves pathos and exaltation. As his hero's ambition drives him onward, "World Light" demonstrates how the creative spirit can survive in even the most crushing environment.--
Iceland saga by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world-famous Icelandic sagas related to the spectacular living landscapes of today
 
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Scotland : the story of a nation
Alternative Names
Magnús 1929-2007

Magnús Magnússon

Magnus Magnusson 1929-

Magnús Magnússon 1929-2007

Magnus Magnusson Brits/IJslands televisiepresentator (1929-2007)

Magnús Magnússon brytyjski prezenter telewizyjny

Magnus Magnusson Icelandic television presenter, journalist, translator and writer.

Magnus Magnusson Islandez prezentator de televiziune, jurnalist, traducător și scriitor

Magnus Magnusson isländischer Schriftsteller und Moderator

Magnús Sigursteinsson

Magnús Sigursteinsson 1929-2007

Magnusson, Magnus

Magnússon, Magnús 1929-2007

Māġnūsūn, Māġnūs 1929-2007

Магнус Магнуссон

מגנוס מגנוסון סופר בריטי

マグナッセン, M

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The Vinland sagas : the Norse discovery of AmericaScotland : the story of a nationKing Harald's saga; Harald Hardradi of Norway. From Snorri Sturluson's HeimskringlaNjál's sagaLaxdaela SagaParadise reclaimedUnder the glacierLindisfarne, the cradle island