Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
ISBN: 9780786456079
0786456078
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 275 p.) : ill., 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.
Summary: "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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