Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power / Edition 1

Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power / Edition 1

by Jesse L. Byock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520069544

ISBN-13: 9780520069541

Pub. Date: 02/07/1990

Publisher: University of California Press

The history of medieval Europe is incomplete if it does not take Iceland into account. Jesse Byock's reassessment of medieval Iceland uses all the available sources‹the medieval Icelanders' historical writings, extensive saga literature, and intricate laws‹to explore the way Iceland's social order functioned.

Author Biography: Jesse L. Byock teaches Old Norse

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The history of medieval Europe is incomplete if it does not take Iceland into account. Jesse Byock's reassessment of medieval Iceland uses all the available sources‹the medieval Icelanders' historical writings, extensive saga literature, and intricate laws‹to explore the way Iceland's social order functioned.

Author Biography: Jesse L. Byock teaches Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian subjects at the University of California, Los Angeles and is the author of Feud in the Icelandic Saga (1982).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520069541
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/07/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,390,597
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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