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John Lindow

John Lindow is a professor specializing in Scandinavian medieval studies and folklore at the University of California, Berkeley and author. Lindow's works include Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Rituals, and Beliefs, a handbook for Norse mythology.[1] He received his Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literature from Harvard University in 1972, and began teaching at Berkeley in 1978. In 1977 he was elected as a corresponding member of the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy.[2]

Selected publications

  • Lindow, John (1976) Comitatus, individual and honor: Studies in north Germanic institutional vocabulary, University of California Press[3]
  • Lindow, John (1978) Swedish legends and folktales, Berkeley : University of California Press[4]
  • Lindow, John (1997) Murder Vengeance among the Gods: Baldr in Scandinavian Mythology, Helsinki : Suomalainen tiedeakatemia, Academia Scientiarum Fennica[5]
  • Lindow, John (2001) Handbook of Norse mythology, Santa Barbara, Calif.ISBN 0-19-515382-0.


External links

  • University of California: Berkeley: John Lindow (Accessed Jan 2011)
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