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Hrafnkel or the ambiguities : hard cases, hard choices

Author: William Ian Miller
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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William Ian Miller presents a close reading of one of the best known of the Icelandic sagas, showing its moral, political, and psychological sophistication. His account of this complex and nuanced saga corrects simplistic readings which have governed interpretation of the saga in the past.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Ian Miller
ISBN: 9780191834776 0191834777
OCLC Number: 970400927
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : maps (black and white)
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION; PART II. ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND GEOLOGICAL CONTEXT; III. HORSE, VOW, AND KILLING; IV. LAWSUIT AB OVO TO 'FINAL' SETTLEMENT; V. SIX YEARS LATER; APPENDICES; WORKS CITED
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