Old Norse, Runes, Vikings & Icelandic Sagas

Viking Language Series: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas
The Viking Language Series
teaches Old Norse - spoken by Vikings and Icelanders - runes, sagas, eddic and skaldic poetry, and the culture of the Viking World. It 
speeds learning by focusing on the most frequently used words in the sagas. It takes you to the heart of Icelandic literature, Viking runestones, legends, and Old Norse mythology that has preserved the early medieval history of Scandinavia. Designed by Jesse Byock, Professor of Old Norse, Medieval Scandinavian Studies and Viking Archaeology, UCLA.
Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas

Viking Language 1 is an introduction to Old Norse, runes, Icelandic sagas, and the culture of the Vikings. The 15 graded lessons include vocabulary and grammar exercises, 35 readings, pronunciation, 15 maps, 45 illustrations, and 180 exercises. 

Journey through Viking Age Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Britain, Russia, and Byzantium with original Old Norse readings of Vikings, Norse mythology, heroes, sacral kingship, blood feuds, and daily life.

Answer Key available as PDF download

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Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader immerses the learner in Icelandic and Viking Age sources. It provides the tools necessary to read complete sagas and Norse mythic and heroic poetry. The reader is a collection of original texts to accompany Viking Language 1, including Norse family, kings and legendary sagas, runic verse as well as eddic and skaldic poetry. The selections range from the doom of the gods at the final battle Ragnarok to descriptions of the ring and the dwarves’ gold that inspired Wagner’s Ring Cycle and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

The Old Norse Reader is a stand-alone book for classes and the self-learner, accompanied by introductions, notes, maps, and cultural discussions and includes a comprehensive Old Norse reference grammar with an extended vocabulary.

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Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas Audio Lessons 1-8
Viking Language 1 Audio Lessons Vol 1: are sound files of the Old Norse reading passages and runic inscriptions in Viking Language 1 Lessons 1-8 (24 tracks)

The audio passages tell of Vikings, Iceland, and old Scandinavia and are an indispensable resource for learning vocabulary, comprehension, and the flow of language. Sentences in the audio are divided into phrases. The audio follows modern Icelandic usage and is read by Icelander Ása Bjarnadóttir with introductions and instructions by Jesse Byock. Click and Listen to free samples

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Viking Language 1 Audio Lessons Vol 2: 
are sound files of the Old Norse reading passages and runic inscriptions in Viking Language 1 Lessons 
9-15 (28 tracks)

The audio passages tell of Vikings, Iceland, and old Scandinavia and are an indispensable resource for learning vocabulary, comprehension, and the flow of language. Sentences in the audio are divided into phrases. The audio follows modern Icelandic usage and is read by Icelander Ása Bjarnadóttir with introductions and instructions by Jesse Byock. Click and Listen to free samples