Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS)


This series aims to promote and encourage the publication of important monographs, collections of essays, translations, and other ancillary works to serve a range of scholars, students, and general readers in the field of Old Norse and Icelandic studies.

General Editor: Andy Orchard
Editorial Board: Robert Bjork, Roberta Frank.

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Niorstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse Descent into Hell
Niorstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse “Descent into Hell”
By Dario Bullitta

Dario Bullitta has embarked on a highly fascinating voyage that traces the routes of transmission of the Latin  Evangelium Nicodemi text to Iceland and continental Scandinavia.

Available Oct 2017
The Saints in Old Norse and early Modern Icelandic Poetry
The Saints in Old Norse and early Modern Icelandic Poetry
By Kirsten Wolf and Natalie M. Van Deusen

The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry is a complimentary volume to The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose (UTP 2013). This volume focuses on Icelandic devotional poetry created during the early modern period.

Published Jan 2017
Egil, the Viking Poet: New Approaches to 'Egil's Saga'
Egil, the Viking Poet: New Approaches to 'Egil's Saga'
Edited by Laurence de Looze, Jón Karl Helgason, Russell Poole, and Torfi H. Tulinius

The contributors to this collection of essays approach Egil’s story from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, philology, network theory, social history, and literary theory.

Published Nov 2015
Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North
Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North
By Kristján Ahronson

An interdisciplinary analysis of a subject that has intrigued scholars for generations, Into the Ocean will challenge the assumptions of anyone interested in the Atlantic branch of the Celtic world.

Published Mar 2015
Essays on Eddic Poetry
Essays on Eddic Poetry
By John McKinnell
Edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer

Originally published between 1988 and 2008, these twelve essays cover a wide range of mythological and heroic poems and have been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.

Published Apr 2014
The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose
The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose
By Kirsten Wolf

With The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose, Kirsten Wolf has undertaken a complete revision of the fifty-year-old handlist The Lives of the Saints in Old Norse Prose.

Published Sep 2013
Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature
Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature
Edited by Daniel Anlezark

Myths, Legends, and Heroes brings together scholars of Old Norse-Icelandic and Old English literature to explore the translation and transmission of Norse myth, the use of literature in society and authorial self-reflection, the place of myth in the expression of family relationships, and recurrent motifs in Northern literature.

Published Aug 2011
Snorri Sturluson and the Edda: The Conversion of Cultural Capital in Medieval Scandinavia
Snorri Sturluson and the Edda: The Conversion of Cultural Capital in Medieval Scandinavia
Kevin J. Wanner

Wanner brings us a new account of the interests that motivated the production of the Edda, and resolves the mystery of its genesis by demonstrating the intersection of Snorri's political and cultural concerns and practices.

Published Aug 2008
Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia
Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia
Edited by Thomas DuBois

Sanctity in the North features English translations of texts from Latin or vernacular Nordic languages, in many cases for the first time. The accompanying essays complement the translations and reflect the contributors' own disciplinary groundings in folklore, philology, medieval, and religious studies.

Published Feb 2008
Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic Medieval Texts
Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic Medieval Texts
Magnus Fjalldal

The England of Icelandic medieval texts is more of a stage than a country, and chiefly functions to provide saga heroes with fame abroad. Since many of these texts are rarely examined outside of Iceland or in the English language, Fjalldal's book is important for scholars of both medieval Norse culture and Anglo-Saxon England.

Published Dec 2005