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From Asgard To Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths, O'Donoghue
1 O'DonoghueFrom Asgard To Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths
London I.B. Tauris 2007 1845113578 / 9781845113575 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8.5" x 9.5" 
Black binding with black endpapers. 224 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. --Book is near fine, with only slight rubbing at corners. No markings, interior pages fresh and clean. Dust jacket is near fine with a slight bit of rubbing wear at tops of spine and flap folds. In clear archival cover. ~~ An excellent treatise by an established expert on Old Norse culture. From the DJ: [This] is the first book to show how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era: from the Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; from the twilight of the gods in Wagner's Götterdämmerung to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor; and from Neil Gaiman's American Gods to the cult appeal of Viking Metal . . . [It] shows in what ways the Norse myths have impacted on the western mind, across the fields of literature, art, music and politics." 
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Icelandic Spiritualism: Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland, Swatos Jr., William H.; Gissurarson, Loftur Reimar
2 Swatos Jr., William H.; Gissurarson, Loftur ReimarIcelandic Spiritualism: Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland
New Brunswick, NJ Transaction Publishers 1997 1560002735 / 9781560002734 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 6.25" x 9.25" 
First printing. Black cloth-look binding with silver spine titling. 269 pages. 3 black & white line portraits and 1 b&w diagram. Bibliography. Index. ~ Book is clean, tight, with no wear, interior pages unmarked, looks as new. Dust jacket is also fine with no wear, now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ A scholarly social anthropological study of the role of spiritualism in Icelandic church and society during the first half of the twentieth century. The authors put forth the view that spiritualism was an integral part of Iceland's transition to modernity and its conversion to Christianity and demonstrate how "modern" spiritualism is a distinct phenomenon in Icelandic life. Of interest to philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and students of Icelandic studies. 
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