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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520082595
    ISBN 10: 0520082591

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DNC
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    LC classification: F
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004250
    B&T Approval Code: A24326200
    BIC subject category V2: 2ACSX
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACSX
    BIC subject category V2: 1DNC
    DC22: 839.609
    DC20: 839.6809
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, DSBB, NHDJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DNC
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACSX
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    4 maps
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    09 March 1993
    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).
    Review quote
    "Byock's scholarly ambitions are boldly imaginative and on the cutting edge of the human sciences."--"Journal of American Folklore