Iceland's 1100 Years : The History of a Marginal Society, Paperback Book

Iceland's 1100 Years : The History of a Marginal Society Paperback

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This volume recounts the history of a society on the margin of Europe as well as on the margin of reaching the size and wealth of a proper state - Iceland.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, maps, illustrations
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781850654209



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This is a fairly dry and academic - but nevertheless interesting - history of Iceland from the settlement era through to 2000. Having read about the sagas of the Settlement Era, I wanted something that would bring me up to date, and this book did that - although I would have liked more coverage of the environmental and ecological factors affecting Iceland during that time, which are alluded to but rarely addressed directly.

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