Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power

Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power

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By (author) Jesse L. Byock

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Hardback | 275 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520054202
  • ISBN 13: 9780520054202
  • Illustrations note: maps

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The history of medieval Europe is incomplete if it does not take Iceland into account. Jesse Byock's reassessment of medieval Iceland uses all the available sourcesthe medieval Icelanders' historical writings, extensive saga literature, and intricate lawsto explore the way Iceland's social order functioned."

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Jesse L. Byock teaches Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian subjects at the University of California, Los Angeles and is the author of "Feud in the Icelandic Saga" (1982).