The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature

The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature

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Author/Contributor(s): Roderick Ellis, Hilda ; Ellis, Hilda Roderick ; Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 03/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Originally published in 1943, this book was written using a variety of evidence from archaeology and literature concerning Norse funeral customs to reconstruct their conception of future life, the soul of man, the cult of the dead, and the journey to the land of the dead. The text is notable as one of the first comprehensive treatments of these areas, showing how knowledge could be forwarded by correlation of the evidence from various academic fields. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Norse history, archaeology and literature.