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The Danish History, Books I-IX by Saxo, Grammaticus

The Danish History, Books I-IX by Saxo, Grammaticus

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THE DANISH HISTORY,
THE DANISH HISTORY,
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BOOKS I-IX
by
Saxo Grammaticus
("Saxo the Learned") fl. Late 12th - Early 13th Century A.D.
PREPARER'S NOTE:

Originally written in Latin in the early years of the 13th
Century A.D. by the Danish historian Saxo, of whom little is
known except his name.

The text of this edition is based on that published as
"The Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus",
translated by Oliver Elton (Norroena Society, New York, 1905).
This edition is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN in the United States.

This electronic edition was edited, proofed, and prepared by
Douglas B. Killings.

The preparer would like to thank Mr. James W. Marchand and Mr.
Jessie D. Hurlbut for their invaluable assistance in the
production of this electronic text. Thank you. I am indebted to
you both.

Although Saxo wrote 16 books of his "Danish History", only the
first nine were ever translated by Mr. Oliver Elton; it is these
nine books that are here included. As far as the preparer knows,
there is (unfortunately) no public domain English translation of
Books X-XVI. Those interested in the latter books should search
for the translation mentioned below.

BOOKS I-IX
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Contents
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
INTRODUCTION.

SAXO'S POSITION.
LIFE OF SAXO.
THE HISTORY.
HISTORY OF THE WORK.
THE MSS.
SAXO AS A WRITER.
FOLK LORE INDEX.
POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.
CUSTOMARY LAW.
STATUTE LAWS.
WAR.
SOCIAL LIFE AND MANNERS.
SUPERNATURAL BEINGS.
FUNERAL RITES AND MAN'S FUTURE STATE.
MAGIC AND FOLK-SCIENCE.
FOLK-TALES.
SAXO'S MYTHOLOGY.

THE DANISH HISTORY
OF SAXO GRAMMATICUS.

PREFACE.
BOOK ONE.
BOOK TWO
BOOK FOUR.
BOOK FIVE.
BOOK EIGHT.
BOOK NINE.

The Danish History, by Saxo Grammaticus
Contents
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