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The History of Iceland

By: Gunnar Karlsson

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press: 2000

Seller ID: 635897

ISBN: 0-8166-3589-7

Condition: 400 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, University of Minnesota Press

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