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DOROTHEA COKE MEMORIAL LECTURES
G. N. Garmonsway: Canute and his empire. 1964.
Sven B. F. Jansson: Swedish Vikings in England: the evidence of the rune stones. 1966
Gabriel Turville-Petre: Haraldr the Hard-Ruler and his poets. 1968.
Dag Strömbäck: The Epiphany in runic art. 1970.
Alistair Campbell: Skaldic verse and Anglo-Saxon history. 1971.
Brita Malmer: King Canute’s coinage in the northern countries. 1974.
Folke Ström: Níð, ergi and Old Norse moral attitudes. 1974.
Harry Loyn: The Vikings in Wales. 1977.
Ursula Dronke: The role of sexual themes in Njáls saga. 1981.
John Kousgard Sørensen: Patronymics in Denmark and England. 1982.
Raymond Page: “A most vile people”: early English historians on the Vikings. 1987.
Anthony Faulkes: Poetical Inspiration in Old Norse and Old English Poetry. 1997.
G. Fellows-Jensen: The Vikings and their Victims. The Verdict of the Names. 1995, repr. 1998.
P. Foote: 1117 in Iceland and England. 2003.
G. Nordal: Skaldic Versifying and Social Discrimination in Medieval Iceland. 2003.
Stefan Brink: Lady – bryti andLord and deigja. 2008.
Richard Perkins: The Verses in Eric the Red’s Saga. 2011.
The Saga-Book archive can be accessed here.
A NEW INTRODUCTION TO OLD NORSE
The Study of Old Icelandic: An Introduction to the Sources
Glossary and Index of Names
Ágrip . Ed. M. J. Driscoll
Clemens saga. Edited and translated by Helen Carron
Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: Dating the Icelandic sagas
Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: The Folk-Stories of Iceland
Fourteenth-Century Icelandic Verse on the Virgin Mary. Ed. Kellinde Wrightson
Gunnlaugssaga ormstungu. Ed. Peter G. Foote and Randolph Quirk
Guta lag. Translated and edited by Christine Peel
Guta saga. Ed. Christine Peel
Hávamál. Ed. David A. H. Evans
Hávamál. Glossary and Index. Compiled by Anthony Faulkes
Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks. Ed. G. Turville-Petre
A History of Norway and The Passion and Miracles of the Blessed Óláfr. Translated by Devra Kunin. Edited with an intro. and notes by Carl Phelpstead
Hrafnagaldur Óðins (Forspjallsljóð). Ed. Annette Lassen.
Íslendingabók. Kristni saga. The Book of the Icelanders. The Story of the Conversion. Translated by Siân Grønlie
Richard Perkins: Thor the Wind-raiser and the Eyrarland Image. Frontispiece
The Saga of Bishop Thorlak. Translated with introduction and notes by Ármann Jakobson and D. Clark.
Dag Strömbäck: The Conversion of Iceland
Theodoricus Monachus: The Ancient History of the Norwegian Kings. Translated and annotated by David and Ian McDougall
G. Turville-Petre: Nine Norse Studies
Two Icelandic Stories. Hreiðars þáttr. Orms þáttr. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. New edition, 2011.
Diana Whaley: Heimskringla. An Introduction
The Works of Sven Aggesen. Translated by Eric Christiansen
THE PROSE EDDA
Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. Unicode version
Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 1: Introduction, Text and Notes. 2: Glossary and Index of Names. Unicode version of Skáldskaparmál 1
Háttatal. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edition, 2007.
The Uppsala Edda
Illustration of three kings by Patricia Faulkes from the Uppsala Edda
Snorra Edda. Tr. Anthony Faulkes. Searchable version.
The Fourth Grammatical Treatise. Ed. Margaret Clunies Ross and Jonas Wellendorf.
A newly discovered manuscript of Magnús Ólafsson’s Edda
Anthony Faulkes. Six papers on The Prose Edda:
Descent from the gods.
The Genealogies and Regnal lists in a Manuscript in Resen’s Library.
The Sources of Skáldskaparmál.
What was Viking Poetry for?
OTHER EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS
Bandamanna saga. Ed. Hallvard Magerøy
Bishops in early Iceland. Tr. Theodore M. Andersson
Egils saga . Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. Map of Borgarfjǫrðr
The Elder or Poetic Edda. Part 1. The Mythological Poems. Tr. Olive Bray
The Fljotsdale Saga and The Droplaugarsons
Færeyinga saga (The Saga of the Faroe Islanders) . Tr. Anthony Faulkes
Grottasǫngr. Ed. Clive Tolley
Heimskringla I. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes
Heimskringla I . Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edition
Heimskringla II. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes
Heimskringla III . Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes
Hemings þáttr. Tr. Anthony Faulkes
The Icelandic Rune-Poem. Ed. R. I. Page
Illuga saga. Ed. and tr. Philip Lavender
The Life and Death of Cormac the Scald. Tr. W. G. Collingwood and Jón Stefánsson
The Life of Gudmund the Good. Tr. G Turville-Petre and E. S. Olszewska
Páls Leizla. Ed. and tr. Dario Bullitta
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue . Ed. R. Quirk
The Saga of King Heiðrek the Wise . Ed. Christopher Tolkien
The Saga of the Jomsvikings . Ed. N. F. Blake
The Saga of the Volsungs. Ed. R. G. Finch
Specimen Lexici Runici
Stories from Sagas of Kings . Ed. Anthony Faulkes
Three Icelandic Outlaw Sagas
Two Tales of Icelanders
Anthony Faulkes: Rauðúlfs þáttr. A Study. Supplementary note (2007)
Rauðúlfs þáttr, text and translation
The Story of Rauð and his Sons. Tr. J. E. Turville-Petre
The Bearded Bride. A Critical Edition of Þrymlur. Edited and translated by Lee Colwill and Haukur Þorgeirsson
W. E. D. Allen: The Poet and the Spae-Wife = Saga-Book XV:3 (1960)
Árni Björnsson: Wagner and the Volsungs
Richard Cole: The Death of Tidericus the Organist
R. T. Farrell: Beowulf, Swedes and Geats = Saga-Book XVIII:3 (1972)
First International Saga Conference 1971
Peter G. Foote: The Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle in Iceland
Introductory Essays on Egils saga and Njáls saga
Birger Nerman: The Poetic Edda in the Light of Archæology
Ólafur Halldórsson: Danish Kings and the Jomsvikings in the Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason
Ólafur Halldórsson: Text by Snorri Sturluson in Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta
Old Norse Made New
Neil S. Price: The Vikings in Brittany = Saga-Book XXII:6 (1989)
Alan S. C. Ross: The Terfinnas and Beormas of Ohthere
Seventh Viking Congress 1973
Sixth Viking Congress 1969
Stefán Karlsson: The Icelandic Language
Knut Stjerna: Essays on Questions Connected with the Old English Poem of Beowulf
The Viking Age in the Isle of Man (Ninth Viking Congress 1981)
Anthony Faulkes: Miscellaneous articles and lectures:
‘The influence of the Latin Tradition on Snorri Sturluson’s writings.’
Last Rituals (review).
‘A New Medieval Carol Text?’
‘Outlaws in Medieval England and Iceland’.
‘Snorra Edda’ (Oxford Dictionary).
‘Snorri Sturluson’ (Viking World).
‘The Viking Mind’.
Elizabeth Jackson: Old Icelandic Truce Formulas (Tryggðamál).
Alice Selby: Icelandic Journal = Saga-Book XIX:1 (1974)
Jean Young: Letters from Iceland 1936
Jessie M. E. Saxby: Birds of Omen in Shetland. With W. A. Clouston: Notes on the Folk-Lore of the Raven and the Owl
Thorsteinn Erlingsson: Ruins of the Saga Time.
W. G. Collingwood and Jón Stefánsson: A Pilgrimage to the Saga-Steads of Iceland
Matthias Egeler: Lejre. Ein mythologischer Führer
Unpublished Stories and Translations
Icelandic Folk Tales
Icelandic Poems by Jón Helgason
The Life and Works of James Easson, the Dundee People’s poet.
Faulkes CV & Publications
J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Miscellany
J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Series
J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Saga-Book volumes 1–23
Orkney and Shetland Records I
Orkney and Shetland Records II
Orkney and Shetland Records III
Caithness & Sutherland Records
Old-Lore Miscellany 1
Old-Lore Miscellany 2
Old-Lore Miscellany 3
Old-Lore Miscellany 4
Old-Lore Miscellany 5
Old-Lore Miscellany 6
Old-Lore Miscellany 7
Old-Lore Miscellany 8
Old-Lore Miscellany 9
Old-Lore Miscellany 10
Year Books I–XXIV 1909–1932
Book Covers and Illustrations