Iceland

land of the sagas

Author: David, Roberts

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 159

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The End of Iceland's Innocence

The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media During the Financial Crisis

Author: Daniel Chartier

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 077660760X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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A portrait of Iceland through the eyes of the international media before and after their total economic collapse.
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Viking America

The First Millennium

Author: Geraldine Barnes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859916080

Category: History

Page: 187

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Viking America examined through the writing and rewriting of the Vinland story from the middle ages to the twentieth century.
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The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)

Author: Theodore Murdock Andersson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801444081

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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Andersson introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and personal distinction to the analysis of politics and history.
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Feud in the Icelandic Saga

Author: Jesse L. Byock

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520082595

Category: History

Page: 293

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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.
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The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas

Author: William Pencak

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051838350

Category: Law

Page: 178

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The world's longest lasting republic between ancient Rome and modern Switzerland, medieval Iceland (c. 870-1262) centered its national literature, the great family sagas, around the problem of can a republic survive and do justice to its inhabitants. The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas takes a semiotic approach to six of the major sagas which depict a nation of free men, abetted by formidable women, testing conflicting legal codes and principles - pagan v. Christian, vengeance v. compromise, monarchy v. republicanism, courts v. arbitration. The sagas emerge as a body of great literature embodying profound reflections on political and legal philosophy because they do not offer simple solutions, but demonstrate the tragic choices facing legal thinkers (Njal), warriors (Gunnar), outlaws (Grettir), women (Gudrun of Laxdaela Saga), priests (Snorri of Eyrbyggja Saga), and the Icelandic community in its quest for stability and a good society. Guest forewords by Robert Ginsberg and Roberta Kevelson, set the book in the contexts of philosophy, semiotics, and Icelandic studies to which it contributes.
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Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas

Author: William R. Short

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456079

Category: History

Page: 283

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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.
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