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Author Short, William Rhuel

Title Icelanders in the Viking age : the people of the sagas / William R. Short

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2010]
 PC  DL334.N65 S56 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DL334.N65 S56 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Note "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
LC subject Vikings -- Iceland -- History
Vikings -- Iceland -- Social life and customs
Vikings -- Material culture -- Iceland
Iceland -- History -- To 1262
Iceland -- Social life and customs
ISBN 9780786447275 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786447273 (softcover : alk. paper)