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Viking Age Iceland (eBook)
  • Viking Age Iceland (eBook)

Viking Age Iceland (eBook)

eBook (ePUB) Published: 22/02/2001

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Medieval Iceland was unique amongst Western Europe, with no foreign policy, no defence forces, no king, no lords, no peasants and few battles. It should have been a utopia yet its literature is dominated by brutality and killing. The reasons for this, argues Jesse Byock, lie in the underlying structures and cultural codes of the islands' social order. 'Viking Age Iceland' is an engaging, multi-disciplinary work bringing together findings in anthropology and ethnography interwoven with historical fact and masterful insights into the popular Icelandic sagas, this is a brilliant reconstruction of the inner workings of a unique and intriguing society.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141937656

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