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Icelanders in the Viking age : the people of the sagas

Author: William R Short
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include Icelandic religion, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and major milestones in life of Viking-age Icelanders. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Short, William R.
Icelanders in the Viking age.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2009053299
(OCoLC)475664296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William R Short
ISBN: 9780786456079 0786456078 1282534181 9781282534186 9786612534188 6612534184
OCLC Number: 664253909
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The land --
The settlement --
Government and law --
Social structure and gender --
Feuds, honor, and the culture of combat --
Milestones in life --
Farm, food production, and home life --
Manufacture and trade --
Transportation and navigation --
Art and leisure --
Religion, myth, and cult --
Exploration and settlement to the West --
Iceland's heritage --
Glossary --
Appendix: Sagas for outlanders.
Responsibility: William R. Short.

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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. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and  Read more...

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