A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth

A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth

Islendinga Saga

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The founding of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth in 930 A.D. is one of the most significant events in the history of early Western Europe. This pioneering work of historiography provides a comprehensive history of Iceland from 870 A.D. to the end of the Commonwealth in 1262.

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Jóhannesson (1909-57) wrote Íslendinga Saga (1956) primarily as an outline for studies of Icelandic history at the University of Iceland, where he taught, but hoped it would also be a useful source for others interested in the history of the country from early settlements in 870 to the end of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth in 1262. Genealogical tables, chronological lists of lawspeakers and bishops, and photographs of artwork are included. Distributed in the US by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780887553318
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 407 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Haraldur Bessason 1931-2009


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