The Viking Society for Northern Research was founded in 1892 as the Orkney, Shetland and Northern Society, or Viking Club. The Society was founded to promote interest in the Scandinavian North, its literature and antiquities.

They have made many of their publications, going all the way back to 1895, available on the internet.  These digital versions are not intended to replace their printed publications, and they have many of their in-print titles available at

The digital versions are intended to make the range of their publications known to a wider public, and may be used for reference purposes, to evaluate books for purchase or for university courses, and for private study. The copyright belongs either to the authors or to the Viking Society, and we encourage you to buy publications from or pay for membership in the Viking Society.

These titles are shared for archive purposes only, and should only be used personal study and to familiarize yourself with the titles available from the Viking Society.

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G. N. Garmonsway: Canute and his empire. 1964.
Sven B. F. Jansson: Swedish Vikings in England: the evidence of the rune stones. 1966
Gabriel Turville-Petre: Haraldr the Hard-Ruler and his poets. 1968.
Dag Strömbäck: The Epiphany in runic art. 1970.
Alistair Campbell: Skaldic verse and Anglo-Saxon history. 1971.
Brita Malmer: King Canute’s coinage in the northern countries. 1974.
Folke Ström: Ní›, ergi and Old Norse moral attitudes. 1974. 20p.
Harry Loyn: The Vikings in Wales. 1977. 22p.
Ursula Dronke: The role of sexual themes in Njáls saga. 1981.
John Kousgard Sørensen: Patronymics in Denmark and England. 1982.
Raymond Page: “A most vile people”: early English historians on the Vikings. 1987.
Faulkes: Poetical Inspiration in Old Norse and Old English Poetry. 1997.
G. Fellows-Jensen: The Vikings and their Victims. The Verdict of the Names. 1995, repr. 1998.
P. Foote: 1117 in Iceland and England. 2003.
G. Nordal: Skaldic Versifying and Social Discrimination in Medieval Iceland. 2003.

Volume I:1 (1895)
Volume I:2 (1896)
Volume I:3 (1897)
Volume II:1 (1898)
Volume II:2 (1899)
Volume II:3 (1901)
Volume III:1 (1902)
Volume III:2 (1903)
Volume III:3 (1904)
Volume XV:1–2 (1957–9)
Volume XV:3 (1960) = W. E. D. Allen: The Poet and the Spae-Wife
Volume XV:4 (1961)
Volume XVIII:3 (1972) = R. T. Farrell: Beowulf, Swedes and Geats
Volume XIX:1 (1974) = Alice Selby: Icelandic Journal
Volume XXII:6 (1989) = Neil S. Price: The Vikings in Brittany
Volume XXIII:5 (1992)
Volume XXIII:6–7 (1993)
Volume XXIV:1 (1994)
Volume XXIV:2–3 (1995)
Volume XXIV:4 (1996)
Volume XXIV:5 (1997)
Volume XXV:1 (1998)
Volume XXV:2 (1999)
Volume XXV:3 (2000)
Volume XXV:4 (2001)
Volume XXVI (2002)
Volume XXVII (2003)
Volume XXVIII (2004)
Volume XXIX (2005)
Volume XXX (2006)
Volume XXXI (2007)

Glossary and Index of Names

Ágrip. Ed. M. J. Driscoll
Clemens saga. Edited and translated by Helen Carron
Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: Dating the Icelandic sagas
Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: The Folk-Stories of Iceland
Fourteenth-Century Icelandic Verse on the Virgin Mary. Ed. Kellinde Wrightson
Gunnlaugssaga ormstungu. Ed. Peter G. Foote and Randolph Quirk
Guta saga. Ed. Christine Peel
Hávamál. Ed. David A. H. Evans
Hávamál. Glossary and Index. Compiled by Anthony Faulkes
Hervarar saga ok Hei›reks. Ed. G. Turville-Petre
A History of Norway and The Passion and Miracles of the Blessed Óláfr. Translated by Devra Kunin. Edited with an introduction and notes by Carl Phelpstead
Íslendingabók. Kristni saga. The Book of the Icelanders. The Story of the Conversion. Translated by Siân Grønlie
Richard Perkins: Thor the Wind-raiser and the Eyrarland Image. Frontispiece
Dag Strömbäck: The Conversion of Iceland
Theodoricus Monachus: The Ancient History of the Norwegian Kings. Translated and annotated by David and Ian McDougall
G. Turville-Petre: Nine Norse Studies
Two Icelandic Stories. Ed. Anthony Faulkes
Diana Whaley: Heimskringla. An Introduction
The Works of Sven Aggesen. Translated by Eric Christiansen

Prologue and Gylfaginning.  Ed. Anthony Faulkes
Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 1: Introduction, Text and Notes. 2: Glossary and Index of Names
Háttatal. Ed. Anthony Faulkes
Anthony Faulkes: six papers on The Prose Edda.
Descent from the gods.
The Genealogies and Regnal lists in a Manuscript in Resen’s Library.
Pagan Sympathy.
The Sources of Skáldskaparmál.
What was Viking Poetry for?

Bandamanna saga. Ed. Hallvard Magerøy
Egils saga. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. Map of Borgarfjƒr›r
The Elder or Poetic Edda. Part 1. The Mythological Poems. Tr. Olive Bray
The Icelandic Rune-Poem. Ed. R. I. Page
The Life and Death of Cormac the Scald. Tr. W. G. Collingwood and Jón Stefánsson
The Life of Gudmund the Good. Tr. G Turville-Petre and E. S. Olszewska
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue. Ed. R. Quirk
The Saga of King Hei›rek the Wise. Ed. Christopher Tolkien
The Saga of the Jomsvikings. Ed. N. F. Blake
The Saga of the Volsungs. Ed. R. G. Finch
Stories from Sagas of Kings. Ed. Anthony Faulkes
The Story of Rau› and his Sons. Tr. J. E. Turville-Petre

W. E. D. Allen: The Poet and the Spae-Wife = Saga-Book XV:3 (1960)
Anthony Faulkes: Rau›úlfs fláttr. A Study. Supplementary note (2007)
Árni Björnsson: Wagner and the Volsungs
R. T. Farrell: Beowulf, Swedes and Geats = Saga-Book XVIII:3 (1972)
First International Saga Conference 1971
Peter G. Foote: The Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle in Iceland
Introductory Essays on Egils saga and Njáls saga
Birger Nerman: The Poetic Edda in the Light of Archæology
Ólafur Halldórsson: Danish Kings and the Jomsvikings in the Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason
Ólafur Halldórsson: Text by Snorri Sturluson in Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta
Neil S. Price: The Vikings in Brittany  = Saga-Book XXII:6 (1989)
Alan S. C. Ross: The Terfinnas and Beormas of Ohthere
Seventh Viking Congress 1973
Sixth Viking Congress 1969
Stefán Karlsson: The Icelandic Language
Knut Stjerna: Essays on Questions Connected with the Old English Poem of Beowulf
The Viking Age in the Isle of Man (Ninth Viking Congress 1981)
Viking Revaluations

Alice Selby: Icelandic Journal = Saga-Book XIX:1 (1974)
Jean Young. Letters from Iceland 1936
J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Miscellany
J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Old-Lore Series
J. A. B. Townsend: Index to Saga-Book volumes 1–23

These titles are shared for archive purposes only, and should only be used personal study and to familiarize yourself with the titles available from the Viking Society.