Northern Antiquities

Northern Antiquities s t An historical account of the manners customs religion laws maritime expeditions discoveries language literature of the ancient Scandinavians Paul Henri Mallet was born educa

  • Title: Northern Antiquities
  • Author: Paul Henri Mallet Walter Scott Thomas Percy I.A. Blackwell
  • ISBN: 2940002653072
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Nook
  • s t An historical account of the manners, customs, religion laws, maritime expeditions discoveries, language literature of the ancient Scandinavians Paul Henri Mallet 8 20 1730 2 8 1807 was born educated in Geneva He became tutor for the count of Calenberg s family in Lower Saxony In 1752 he became professor of belles lettres to the academy ats t An historical account of the manners, customs, religion laws, maritime expeditions discoveries, language literature of the ancient Scandinavians Paul Henri Mallet 8 20 1730 2 8 1807 was born educated in Geneva He became tutor for the count of Calenberg s family in Lower Saxony In 1752 he became professor of belles lettres to the academy at Copenhagen He studied the ancient literature history of Denmark In 1755 he published the 1st fruits of his researches as Introduction L histoire du Danemarch o l on traite de la religion, des moeurs, des lois, et des usages des anciens Danois A 2nd part, particularly relating to Danish literature, Monuments de la mythologie et de la poesie des Celtes, et particulierement des anciens Scandinaves, came out in 1756 was translated into Danish An English translation, with notes preface, by Bishop Th Percy, was issued in 1770 under the title of Northern Antiquities republished with additions in 1847 It had a wide circulation, attracting much attention as being the 1st albeit defective translation into French of the Edda The Danish king showed his appreciation by choosing Mallet to be preceptor of the crown prince In 1760 he returned to Geneva, becoming professor of history.

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    1. Paul Henri Mallet (1730-1807) was a Swiss historian who had a fondness for the Teutonic (Germanic and Scandinavian) tribes of northern Europe. Their strength, ferocity, and devotion to total liberty eventually enabled them to reduce the Roman Empire into a bloody blotch of road kill. Mallet had no fondness whatsoever for the corpulent, decadent, oppressive Romansand their legions of slaves. The Teutonic tribes enjoyed a life of magnificent freedom. Listen:“They were free because they inhabited [...]

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