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    DescriptionThe 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 sources--the medieval Icelanders' historical writings, extensive saga literature, and intricate laws--to explore the way Iceland's social order functioned.

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    Medieval Iceland
    Society, Sagas, and Power
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jesse L. Byock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520069541
    ISBN 10: 0520069544

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A9
    DC22: 949.12
    DC21: 949.12
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D
    Edition statement
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 March 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    "Byock has written an important and authoritative account of how one collectivity of human beings avoided the Hobbesian war of all against all in a society that allowed almost no role for government."--"Contemporary Sociology
    Back cover copy
    "Byock's book is a "tour-de-force of historical argument. He brilliantly reconstructs the inner workings of an intriguing society, not elsewhere to be found in the Western world."--David Herlihy, History Book Club