Title, Bloodtaking and peacemaking: feud, law, and society in Saga Iceland / William Ian Miller. Author, Miller, William Ian, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page . Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and. Bloodtaking and Peacemaking has 76 ratings and 8 reviews. Carl said: The best book I know on Medieval Icelandic culture as expressed through the sagas (t.

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Bloodtaking and Peacemaking:: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland by William Ian Miller

Chris rated it really liked it Jan 29, Ships from and sold by Amazon. States of Emergency in Liberal Democracies. At the bloodtakihg of its settlement, Iceland had no king.

His various books, including most recently Faking ItThe Mystery of Courage and The Anatomy of Disgusthave enjoyed critical acclaim throughout the world. Iceland is unique in that it had no centralized government for hundreds of years so it essentially lived in a state of anarchy. The reader is made aware that no such reconstruction is being attempted, at the same time that ample evidence is drawn on from both Medieval Icelandic culture around the time the sagas were written and the quasi-fictional vision of early Icelandic society presented in the sagas themselves.


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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. The Social Contract Theorists. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland. William Ian Miller – – Speculum 59 2: Request removal from index.

One person found this helpful. Science Logic and Mathematics. Jul 10, Laura rated it it was amazing Recommended to Laura by: Andersson – – Speculum 74 4: Miller shows how blood vengeance, law, and peacemaking were inextricably bound together in the feuding process. Oakeshott on Rome and America. Would you like us to take another look at this review? But there was a paradox in striking the balance—one could not get even without going one better.

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Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland by William Ian Miller

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Whatever your bent, Bloodtaking makes for fascinating reading. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Bloodtakiing sagas are only vaguely comparable to the very best English-language short stories; the skill that went into them is comparable to that of a Dante or a Shakespeare. Jack rated it really liked it Apr 15, Egil’s Saga Penguin Classics. I highly recommend this as a companion to Saga literature, but I’m not sure how easy it would be to follow if you aren’t at least casually familiar with the Sagas already.

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