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The History of Iceland

By: Gunnar Karlsson

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press: 2000

Seller ID: 635897


The only comprehensive history of Iceland available in English.Iceland is unique among European societies in having been founded as late as the Viking Age and in having a copious written and archaeological sources about its origin. Gunnar Karlsson, that country's premier historian, chronicles the age of the Sagas, consulting them to describe an era without a monarch or central authority. Equating this prosperous time with the golden age of antiquity in world history,... View more info