Gesta Danorum Summary

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Essays & Analysis (3)

19,600 words, approx. 66 pages
In the following essay, Amory explains how myths may be transformed by the very act of being studied and searches for the historic Hamlet, in part, in Saxo's Gesta Danorum. I. Hamlet's M... Read more
6,853 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Karras examines how three thirteenth-century works—the Gesta Danorum, the Heimskringla of Snorri Sturluson, and Njal's Saga—differ in their accounts of the... Read more
1,975 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following essay, Friis-Jensen offers background information on the Gesta Danorum, summarizes its books, and discusses the development of Saxo's popularity in Europe. I prefer to go to De... Read more