Monday, January 17, 2011

The Viking Society for Northern Research Web Publications

Viking Society Web Publications

The Viking Society for Northern Research is making virtually all its publications (and some other related items) from inception in 1893 to the present freely available on this website, though recent titles may not be released until five years from the date of publication.

These digital versions are not intended to replace our printed publications, and titles currently in print will remain available to buy in book form as long as there is a demand for them (the list can be seen at ). The digital versions are intended to make the range of our publications known to a wider public, and may be used for reference purposes, to evaluate books for purchase or for university courses and for private study. The copyright belongs either to the authors or to the Viking Society, as stated at the beginning of each work, and permission must be obtained from the Society to use downloaded versions either in whole or in part for any other purpose.

Click on the titles to see the entire text in pdf. To download you will need Acrobat Reader, which is available to download free from Adobe. Some publications are very large and may take several minutes to download. Titles which do not at present have a link will be added in due course. Parts of some publications, such as images, may have had to be deleted for reasons of copyright.

Searchable versions of the parts of Saga-Book that were scanned (Vols I–XXII) have kindly been provided by Nick Dean. Just click on the link ‘Searchable version’ after the volume no. below and open the files in the latest version of Acrobat Reader.

The scanning of most of the publications here from 1895 to 1992 and conversion to pdf files was done by Book Scan Bureau.


       Dorothea Coke Memorial Lectures

G. N. Garmonsway: Canuteand his empire. 1964.

Sven B. F. Jansson: SwedishVikings in England: the evidence of the rune stones. 1966

Gabriel Turville-Petre: Haraldrthe Hard-Ruler and his poets. 1968.

Dag Strömbäck: TheEpiphany in runic art. 1970.

Alistair Campbell: Skaldicverse and Anglo-Saxon history. 1971.

Harry Loyn: The Vikingsin Wales. 1977.

John Kousgard Sørensen: Patronymicsin Denmark and England. 1982.

Raymond Page: “Amost vile people”: early English historians on the Vikings. 1987.

G. Fellows-Jensen: The Vikingsand their Victims. The Verdict of the Names. 1995, repr. 1998.

P. Foote: 1117in Iceland and England. 2003.

Stefan Brink: Lord and Lady – bryti and deigja. 2008.

Richard Perkins: The Verses in Eric the Red’s Saga. 2011.


Volume XXXVI (2012)

Volume XXXVII (2013)


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

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 introduction 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

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. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. New edition, 2008.

The Works of Sven Aggesen. Translated by Eric Christiansen


Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes

Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 1: Introduction, Text and Notes. 2: Glossary and Index of Names

Háttatal. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edition, 2007.

A newly discovered manuscript of Magnús Ólafsson’s Edda

Anthony Faulkes. Six papers on The Prose Edda:



Bandamanna saga. Ed. Hallvard Magerøy

Egils saga. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. Map of Borgarfjǫrðr

The Elder or Poetic Edda. Part 1. The Mythological Poems. Tr. Olive Bray

Grottasǫngr. Ed. Clive Tolley

Heimskringla I. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

Heimskringla II. Tr. Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes

The Icelandic Rune-Poem. Ed. R. I. Page

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

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

Stories from Sagas of Kings. Ed. Anthony Faulkes

Rauðúlfs þáttr:

The Story of Rauð and his Sons. Tr. J. E. Turville-Petre


W. E. D. Allen: The Poet and the Spae-Wife = Saga-Book XV:3 (1960)

Árni Björnsson: Wagner and the Volsungs

R. T. Farrell: Beowulf, Swedes and Geats = Saga-Book XVIII:3 (1972)

Neil S. Price: The Vikings in Brittany = Saga-Book XXII:6 (1989)

Stefán Karlsson: The Icelandic Language

The Viking Age in the Isle of Man (Ninth Viking Congress 1981)


Alice Selby: Icelandic Journal = Saga-Book XIX:1 (1974)

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.

J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Miscellany

J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Series

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