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Christianization of Iceland, The.

Author: Orri Vesteinsson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this first historical study of High-Medieval Iceland to be published in English, Dr Vesteinsson investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in 1000 to the union with Norway in 1262. In the history of mankind states and state structures have usually been established before the advent of written records. As a result historians  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vesteinsson, Orri.
Christianization of Iceland, The: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Orri Vesteinsson
ISBN: 9780198207993 0198207999
OCLC Number: 1027135401
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages)

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In this first historical study of High-Medieval Iceland to be published in English, Dr Vesteinsson investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in 1000 to the union with Norway in 1262. In the history of mankind states and state structures have usually been established before the advent of written records. As a result historians are rarely able to trace with certainty the early development of complex structures of government. In Iceland, literacy and the practice of native history writing had been establish.

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