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Friis-Jensen, Karsten

Overview
Works: 74 works in 211 publications in 8 languages and 1,153 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DL147, 011.310942651
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Most widely held works by Karsten Friis-Jensen
Peterborough Abbey( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Latin and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together every catalogue and book-list to survive from the library of Peterborough Abbey, one of the great monastic houses of medieval England. The lists range in date from the tenth-century bequest of Bishop Athelwold of Winchester (the first such record to survive from England) to the select list of titles recorded by John Leland prior to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. A catalogue of the early twelfth century records 61 titles, and may conceivably be a record of what had survived the flames of a disastrous fire in 1116. A long list of abbatial bequests to the library covers the years 1177-1391 and includes the important donation of Abbot Benedict (1177-1193). The chief catalogue to survive is the so-called Matricularium, a peculiar and complicated document of the late fourteenth century, attesting some 347 compendious volumes. Certainly, this number of books can only represent a portion of the collection at the time, but the catalogue remains enormously valuable since it records the many subsidiary titles in each volume instead of merely the first, and allows a small number of surviving manuscripts to be identified as having been at Peterborough. Also included in this volume are texts which relate to the practice of reading in the abbey: the cycle of refectory reading during the liturgical year, and the annual distribution in Lent of books for private reading."--Jacket
Saxo Grammaticus as Latin poet : studies in the verse passages of the Gesta Danorum by Karsten Friis-Jensen( Book )

20 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum = The History of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Latin and held by 133 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
Saxo Grammaticus : a medieval author between Norse and Latin culture by Saxo( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medieval Horace by Karsten Friis-Jensen( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects [Karsten Friis-Jensen] papers concerned with the medieval study and reception of Horace, on which he was a leading authority
Gesta Danorum = the History of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and Latin and held by 69 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
Saxo Grammaticus Gesta Danorum : Danmarkshistorien by Saxo( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 43 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
Danish medieval history & Saxo Grammaticus : a symposium held in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the University of Copenhagen by Danish Medieval History & Saxo Grammaticus (Symposium)( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Multiple languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vedels Saxo og den danske adel by Karsten Friis-Jensen( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archbishop Absalon of Lund and his world( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and Danish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo og Snorre( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo og Vergil : en analyse af 1931-udgavens Vergil-paralleller by Karsten Friis-Jensen( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Danish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinen i Norden 1500-1700 : indlæg ved nylatinkurset på Biskops-Arnö august 1975( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in Danish and Swedish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum = The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Danish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum = The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo og Vergil : en analyse af 1931-udgavens Vergilparalleller ; avec un résumé en français by Karsten Friis-Jensen( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in Danish and Swedish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo og Vergil : En analyse af 1931-udgavens Vergilparalleller by Karsten Friis-Jensen( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus. Vol. 1. 'Gesta Danorum' : the history of the Danes. by Saxo( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 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
Skjoldungernes saga : Kong Skjold og hans slægt, Rolf Krake, Harald Hildetand, Ragnar Lodbrog( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Danish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La réception de la littérature classique au moyen age (IXe-XIIe siècle) : choix d'articles publié par des collègues à l'occasion de son soixantième anniversaire by Birger Munk Olsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Friis-Jensen, K. 1947-2012

Jensen, Karsten Friis-

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Jensen Karsten Friis- 1947-2012

Karsten Friis-Jensen 1947-2012

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