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Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske

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Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske

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Published in Ithaca .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Halldór Hermannsson.
ContributionsFiske, Willard., Hermannsson, Halldór.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19558570M

Space continued to be a problem, and the Library built its first off-site storage facility in ; a second unit, a high-density warehouse, opened in Stevens has been Curator of the Fiske Icelandic Collection since Pigott A short practical and easy method of learning the old Norsk tongue or Icelandic language - R. All of the images, documents, audio, and video files in the collections linked to in this guide come from the Public Collections on library. Skaldic poets were highly regarded members of Icelandic society, and are typically divided into four categories: 1 Professional Poets for the court or aristocrats When Skaldic poets composed lyrics for the king, they wrote with the purpose of praising the king, recording his dealings, and celebrating him.

Erstes Heft. Stories of the Norse gods and myths—of Odingod of war; Balder the Beautiful; Thorgod of thunder; and Valhallahall of the slain—form the nucleus of early Icelandic literature. Inthe Library published its first Library Bulletin, with notes, articles, and lists of collections and new acquisitions, including the new Architecture collection. The Middle Ages The literature of Scandinavia and, in particular, of Iceland has reflected two extraordinary features of the social and cultural history of pagan Europe and of Iceland.

Inuniversity trustee John M. Chronological and demographic data make this brochure collection a potential source for significant information on Icelandic society and the culture of commemoration just as the country was achieving autonomy and experiencing major internal migrations and the beginnings of a national economy. Ruling aristocratic families also appreciated poetry, and poets composed verses for important events in their lives as well. It is unlikely that any of these originated outside Norway, Iceland, and the Norse colonies in the British Isles. Accordingly, White donated to Cornell his architecture library, containing about 1, volumes, including the major journals of the day.


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Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske by Cornell University Download PDF Ebook

From the s on, the college libraries have dramatically expanded. There is an added, engraved title page with its title partly in red. Andrew Dickson White presented his historical library of 30, volumes, 10, pamphlets, and many manuscripts. The Islandica series currently has several manuscripts at various stages of production from proposals still in ovo to manuscripts in pre-flight proofreading.

It is unlikely that any of these originated outside Norway, Iceland, and the Norse colonies in the British Isles. We'd love to add your collection! Inthe many libraries that comprise the Cornell University Library are nationally known for their innovative services, extensive collections, and staff expertise.

The reference to the greenery invokes his more precise and scholarly description. Fiske was in frequent contact with a range of scholars in the Old Norse-Icelandic field, among them the great German legal scholar Konrad von Maurer —whose letters to Fiske are preserved in the correspondence files of the Fiske Icelandic Collection.

Cornell had pioneered in the use of electricity for lighting, having created the firstoutdoor electric-lighting system in the country with the use of arc lights on the towers of McGraw Hall and Sage Chapel.

Fiske donated thousands of volumes to Cornell including a edition of the Divine Comedy that he purchased in April and directed to be sent directly to Cornell.

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Some relief was obtained in with the addition of a nine-story stack to Uris Library. Howellwhich include contributions by Henry A.

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Dedication plaque on Uris Library referencing Henry W. Rafn America. Dozens of other shelves are devoted to modern history, travel literature, the Norse exploration of America and theological works. JSTOR Forum is an enterprise-wide media management solution that enables institutions to upload, catalog, and share their digital collections.

The Cornell Library was open nine hours a day, longer than any other library in the country. The Catalogue of the Rhaeto-Romanic Collection served as a source of essential bibliographic information on the books displayed.

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Fiske was the university Find out more».magicechomusic.com Islandica, an annual relating to Iceland and ebook Fiske Icelandic collection in Cornell University Library. P. M. Mitchell, ed (). Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. magicechomusic.com Halldór Hermannsson, ed. Catalogue of Runic Literature forming a part of the Icelandic Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske.