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The Faroe Islands : interpretations of history

Author: Jonathan Wylie
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1987.
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Stranded in a stormy corner of the North Atlantic midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are part of ""the unknown Western Europe"" -- a region of recent economic development and subnational peoples facing uncertain futures. This book tells the remarkable story of the Faroes' cultural survival since their Viking settlement in the early ninth century.At first an unruly little republic, the islands soon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wylie, Jonathan.
Faroe Islands.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1987
(DLC) 86013205
(OCoLC)13795747
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Wylie
ISBN: 9780813161709 0813161703
OCLC Number: 610290839
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Terra Incognita; PART ONE: Norse Settlement to Danish Monopoly; 1. Another Set of Small Islands: The Faroes in the Norse World, circa 800-1540; 2. Church, King, Company, and Country: The Reformation and Its Aftermath, 1540-1709; 3. Outside the Wall: Seventeenth-Century Society in Legend; PART TWO: Toward a National Culture in an Odd Danish Province; 4. A Great Deal of Fuss for an Omelet: A Precarious Stability, 1709-1816; 5. What Better Thing? The Copenhagen Connection, 1814-1855. 6. The Transition from Monopoly: Social Change in the Faroes, 1856-19207. Now the Hour is Come to Hand: Culture and Politics, 1890-1920; CONCLUSION: Specters and Illusions; Appendix: Governance and Governors; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: Jonathan Wylie.

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Stranded in a stormy corner of the North Atlantic midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are part of ""the unknown Western Europe"" -- a region of recent economic development and subnational peoples facing uncertain futures. This book tells the remarkable story of the Faroes' cultural survival since their Viking settlement in the early ninth century.At first an unruly little republic, the islands soon became tributary to Norway, dwindled into a Danish-Norwegian mercantilist fiefdom, and in 1816 were made a Danish province. Today, however, they are an internally self-governing Dan.

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