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History of Iceland,

Author: Knut Gjerset
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1924.
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Genre/Form: History
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Gjerset, Knut, 1865-1936.
History of Iceland.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1924
(OCoLC)583405252
Online version:
Gjerset, Knut, 1865-1936.
History of Iceland.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1924
(OCoLC)609222372
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Knut Gjerset
OCLC Number: 1536250
Description: vi pages, 2 leaves, 482 pages color frontispiece 23 cm
Contents: Early explorations and discoveries in the Far North --
The colonization of Iceland --
Organization of the Icelandic state and government --
Introduction of Christianity --
Climate and natural conditions in Iceland. Early social life --
Discovery and colonization of Greenland. Discovery of the American continent. The Vinland voyages --
Development of Scaldic song and saga literature --
Civil strife in Iceland. Conditions in the church. Snorri Sturlason --
The Sturlung period of civil war --
Union of Norway and Iceland. Growing ascendancy of the clergy --
Growing influence of the Norwegian government. Great calamities resulting in general distress. Decline of intellectual life and literary art --
English commerce with Iceland. The Icelandic church. Intercourse of the Hanseatic cities with Iceland --
The reformation of Iceland --
Great calamities. The Danish trade monopoly. New literary activity --
Commerce with Iceland during the Napoleonic Wars. The adventurer Jorgen Jorgensen. Improvement of economic conditions after 1814 --
Romanticism in Iceland. Struggle for autonomy. The Icelandic Constitution of 1874. Improved economic conditions --
Realism in Icelandic literature. Modern intellectual life in Iceland --
Struggle for independence. Iceland proclaimed a sovereign state. Recent economic development --
Icelandic immigration. The Icelanders in America.
Responsibility: by Knut Gjerset, PH. D.

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