• Feud in the Icelandic Saga

    Feud in the Icelandic Saga (Hardback) By (author) Jesse L. Byock


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    DescriptionFeud stands at the core of the Old Icelandic sagas. Jesse Byock shows how the dominant concern of medieval Icelandic society--the channeling of violence into accepted patterns of feud and the regulation of conflict--is reflected in the narrative of the family sagas and the "Sturlunga saga" compilation. This comprehensive study of narrative structure demonstrates that the sagas are complex expressions of medieval social thought.

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    Feud in the Icelandic Saga
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jesse L. Byock
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 628 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520045644
    ISBN 10: 0520045645

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000, HIS037010, LIT004170
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACSC
    LC subject heading:
    DC19: 839.6808
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT7181.B9
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, DSBB, NHDJ
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACSC
    Illustrations note
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    11 January 1983
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jesse Byock is Professor of Old Norse and Scandinavian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and author of "Medieval Iceland" (California, 1988) and translator of "The Saga of the Volsungs" (California, 1990).