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Appeal To Both Students And General Readers to both students and general readers an interest in Viking age Europe Recommended for academic and Duty larger publicibraries Robert James Andrews Duluth PL MNCopyright Cahners Business Information In. Icular The Last Apocalypse Europe at the Year AD By James Reston Jr Byock AD by James Reston Jr Byock tone is generally academic and sosimilar to that of say Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens by James Davidson Byock s approach to his material also threatens an academic dust up He defies historiographical
convention but not without good and well stated reason by mining the Icelandic sagas for historical truths Some but not without good and well stated reason by mining the Icelandic sagas for historical truths Some consider this approach akin to mining Cheever for truths about the ives of th century suburbanites but he certainly puts those facts he finds to cogent use Illus Copyright Cahners Business Information IncByock old Norse and medieval Scandinavian UCLA Medieval Iceland here attempts to dispel some popular Viking stereotypes The image of the Viking as a pitiless destroyer of monasteries and a pillager of towns must be amended he .
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The Icelandic Vikings according to Byock professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian at UCLA were farthan fur clad flea bitten mead swilling raiders as egend would have them In this survey of their surprisingly complex society spanning the three centuries from the island s settlement to when the king of Norway took control of it Byock shows the Icelanders as a strong willed and The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed the American Dinner Table legally minded people who managed to carve aiving as farmers out of an inhospitable environment while creating a remarkably modern free state governed by powerful The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow laws and notions of honor instead of warlords and kings He introduces readers to the Icelandic economy socialife especially blood feuds and home
And Family Life Including Afamily Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart life including a illustrated appendix on construction using turf While this book will appeal to some readers of popular social surveys in part.