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Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection
RG 01.11.03
Collection Dates: [1983?]
0.25 linear ft.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Acquisition and Processing Information: The Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection was transferred to the University Archives prior to 1990. Box contents list compiled by Ryan Knight in 2009.

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Scope and Contents

The Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection consists of the scripts of five lectures presented by Mr. Jones during his visit to The University of Iowa. Although not dated, it is believed these lectures were given about 1983, or 15 years after he completed writing A History of the Vikings.

Biographical Note

Gwyn Jones (1907-1999) was a Welsh novelist and story writer, and a scholar and translator of Nordic literature and history. He was a native of New Tredegar, Monmouthshire. In addition to A History of the Vikings, he also wrote Kings, Beasts and Heroes in 1972, along with numerous novels and short story collections.

Box Contents List

The Historical Vikings

The Western Voyages of the Vikings

Where Have all the Heroes Gone?

I. Here Be Dragons

II. Heroes and Heroisms

III. Wise Saws and Modern Instances