Feud In The Icelandic Saga

Feud In The Icelandic Saga

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by Jesse L. Byock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520082591

ISBN-13: 9780520082595

Pub. Date: 03/09/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it. The book draws from

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Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it. The book draws from a wide variety of sagas, and includes extensive appendixes with examples of conflicts, advocacies, and resolutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520082595
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/09/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
620,670
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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I found this book to be a fascinating piece of reading, though it might not be an ideal source to use if one were writing a paper on the topics. Since I was reading it basically for fun, I found it to be very enjoyable and really worth the time, if you like this sort of thing.