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Icelanders in the Viking age : the people of the sagas

Author: William Rhuel Short
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include Icelandic religion, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and major milestones in life of Viking-age Icelanders. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Rhuel Short
ISBN: 9780786447275 0786447273
OCLC Number: 475664296
Description: vii, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The land --
The settlement --
Government and law --
Social structure and gender --
Feuds, honor, and the culture of combat --
Milestones in life --
Farm, food production, and home life --
Manufacture and trade --
Transportation and navigation --
Art and leisure --
Religion, myth, and cult --
Exploration and settlement to the West --
Iceland's heritage --
Glossary --
Appendix: Sagas for outlanders.
Responsibility: William R. Short.

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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and  Read more...

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"Provides information on the daily lives, culture, history, and society of the Icelanders in a clear and well-structured fashion that invites and informs modern readers. The 13 chapters are concise, Read more...

 
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