Select Timeline of Writings and Publications

Early 1200s Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum.
1220s Snorri Sturluson, Prose Edda and Heimskringla.
1555 Olaus Magnus, Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus.
1591 Anders Sørensen Vedel, Et hundrede udvalgte danske viser
1593 Arngrímur Jónsson, Brevis commentarius de Islandia.
1609 Arngrímur Jónsson, Crymogæa sive Rerum Islandicarum libri III.
1636 Ole Worm, [Runer] seu Danica literatura antiquissima.
1645 Stephan Johannis Stephanius, Saxonis Grammatici Historiæ Danicæ libri 16 (Soræ) [printed edition of Saxo].
1650 Philipp Clüver, Germaniae Antiquae.
1658 Olaus Magnus, A Compendious History of the Goths, Swedes, and Vandals, and Other Northern Nations [Eng. trans. of Historia].
1665 Resenius (Peder Resen), first printed editions of Prose Edda, Hávamál and Völuspá.
1670 Robert Sheringham, De Anglorum gentis origine.
1675–1702 Olaus Rudbeck, Atlantica.
1676 Aylett Sammes, Britannia antiqua illustrata, or, The Antiquities of Ancient Britain.
1689 Thomas Bartholin, Antiquitatum danicarum de causis contemptae a Danis adhuc gentilibus mortis libri.
1690 Sir William Temple, extract from Ragnar Lodbrog’s Death Song, in Of Heroick Virtue.
1695 Peder Syv, new ed. of Et hundrede danske viser, adding another 100 songs.
1697 Johan Peringskjöld, Latin and Swedish trans. of Snorri’s Heimskringla.
1698 Thormod Torfæus, Historia Orcadum.
1703 George Hickes, first English version of “The Waking of Angantyr”, in Linguarum veterum septentrionalium thesaurus grammatico-criticus et archæologicus, vol. 1.
1715 Elizabeth Elstob, The Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue.
1716 “The Waking of Angantyr”, included for the first time in Dryden’s Miscellany Poems.
1720 Johan Georg Keysler, Antiquitates selectae septentrionales et celticae quibus plurima loca conciliorum et capitularium explanantur.
1737 Erik Julius Björner, Nordiska kämpa dater, i en sagoflock samlade om forna kongar och hjältar.
1748 Stanzas from Ragnar Lodbrog’s Death Song, in Thomas Warton, the Elder, Poems.
1750 Simon Pelloutier, Histoire des Celtes.
1755 Paul-Henri Mallet, Introduction à L’histoire du Danemarch où l’on traite de la religion, des moeurs, des lois, et des usages des anciens Danois.
1756 Paul-Henri Mallet, Monuments de la mythologie et de la poesie des Celtes, et particulierement des anciens Scandinaves.
1758 Discussion of runes etc. in Francis Wise, Some Enquiries Concerning the First Inhabitants, Language, Religion, Learning and Letters of Europe.
1760 James Macpherson, Fragments of Ancient Poetry collected in the Highlands of Scotland.
1763 Thomas Percy, ed. Five Pieces of Runic Poetry Translated from the Islandic Language.
1765 Thomas Percy, “Essay on the Ancient Minstrels in England” and “On the Ancient Metrical Romances, &c.”, in Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of our Earlier Poets, together with Some Few of Later Date, 3 vols.]. (Rev. 1767, 1775, 1794.)
1766 William Mason, Argentile and Curan, containing a version of Song of Harold the Valiant.
1768 Thomas Gray, “The Fatal Sisters”, “The Descent of Odin”, in Poems.
1770 Michael Bruce, two Danish Odes translated from Bartholin, in Poems on Several Occasions.
1770 Paul-Henri Mallet, Northern Antiquities: or, a Description of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws of the Ancient Danes, and Other Northern Nations; Including Those of Our Own Saxon Ancestors. Trans. Thomas Percy, 2 vols.
1773 James Macpherson, Fragment of a Northern Tale, in the preface to Poems of Ossian.
Third edition of James Macpherson’s An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland, containing much information on Anglo-Saxon manners drawn from readings in Icelandic manuscripts.
1774 Thomas Warton, “Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe”, in The History of English Poetry, from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century, 1st vol.
1775 William Bagshaw Stevens, “Hervor and Angantyr” and “Song of Rednor Ladbrog”, in Poems.
Thomas Penrose, “Carousal of Odin”, in Flights of Fancy.
1778–79 Johann Gottfried von Herder, Volkslieder, containing various Danish and Icelandic poems.
1780 James Johnstone, Anecdotes of Olave the Black.
Uno von Troil, Letters on Iceland.
1781 Hugh Downman, The Death Song of Ragnar Lodbrach, or Ladbrog.
Thomas James Mathias, Runic Odes: Imitated from the Norse Tongue in the Manner of Mr. Gray (repr. 1790, 1798, 1806).
1782 James Johnstone, Lodbrokar-Quida and Haco’s Expedition.
Joseph Sterling, Odes from the Icelandic, in Poems.
1783 William Blake, Gwin, King of Norway, in Poetical Sketches.
1784 Edward Jerningham, The Rise and Progress of Scandinavian Poetry.
1786 Antiquitates Celto-Normannicæ, containing the Chronicle of Man and the Isles.
1787 Arnamagnæan Commission, Copenhagen, 1st volume of poems from the Poetic Edda.
1787 John Pinkerton, Dissertation on the Scythians.
1789 Richard Hole, Arthur: or, The Northern Enchantment. A Poetical Romance, in Seven Books.
1790 Frank Sayers, Dramatic Sketches of the Ancient Northern Mythology (repr. 1792, 1803, 1807, 1840).
1792 Several Norse-inspired compositions, in Poems Chiefly by Gentlemen of Devonshire and Cornwall.
1795 Robert Southey, “Race of Odin” and “Death of Odin”, in Poems.
1796 Anna Seward, “Herva at the Tomb of Argantyr”, in Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems.
Matthew Lewis, The Monk¸ containing a version of “The Water-King”.
1797 A. S. Cottle, Icelandic Poetry, or The Edda of Sæmund, with a dedicatory poem by Robert Southey.
William Mason, “Song of Harold the Valiant”, in Poems.
1800 Joseph Cottle, Alfred, An Epic Poem in Twenty-Four Books [Book 1, a Danish Gothic].
Matthew Lewis, Tales of Wonder, containing several Danish and Icelandic poems.
1801 William Lisle Bowles, “Hymn to Woden”.
The anonymously authored collection The Tales of Terror, containing Hrim Thor or The Winter King. A Lapland Ballad
1804 William Herbert, Icelandic Poetry, 1st part.
1806 Thomas Love Peacock, Fiolfar, in Palmyra, and Other Poems.
Walter Savage Landor, Gunlaug, in Gebir … and Other Poems.
George Richards Odin. A Drama.
1814 Weber and Jamieson, Illustrations of Northern Antiquities, containing Walter Scott’s summary of Eyrbyggja saga.
1817 Walter Scott, Harold the Dauntless.
William Drummond, Odin. A Poem.
1826 Ann Radcliffe, posthumous publication of Salisbury Plains. Stonehenge, appended to the novel Gaston de Blondeville.