Viking Age Iceland

Jesse L. Byock (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
September 01, 2001
Pages
447
Dimensions
5.4 X 7.58 X 0.85 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140291155

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About the Author

Jesse Byock is a professor of Icelandic and Old Norse studies at UCLA. He is the translator of The Saga of the Volsungs and The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki for Penguin Classics.

Reviews

"Byock brings several disciplines to his work, crossing the boundaries between history, literature, law, and archaeology. This well-written book takes up a wide variety of subjects, including the social fabric, domestic realities, cultural codes, politics and legal infrastructures, and the mechanisms that defused conflicts among the fiercely independent early Icelanders." --Viking Heritage Magazine

"A vital and original reinterpretation both of the sagas and of the society which created them. Byock's book is an essential guide at once to living conditions and to mentalities."--The London Review of Books