History of Iceland

by Knut Gjerset

Publisher: Macmillan in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 482 Downloads: 267
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Knut Gjerset.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 482 p. :
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13527326M
OCLC/WorldCa7076428

Iceland is unique among European societies in having been founded as late as the Viking Age and in having 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 Price Range: $ - $ A comprehensive treatment of the history of Iceland in pages. Particularly helpful were the author's very frequent references to points made earlier (or to be made later) in this book. If one needed to go back to refresh one's memory or to go forward and see a specific point treated in more detail, the references simplified the search/5(13). The first evidence of human presence in Ireland may date to ab years ago. The receding of the ice after the Younger Dryas cold phase of the Quaternary around BC, heralds the beginning of Prehistoric Ireland, which includes the archaeological periods known as the Mesolithic, the Neolithic from about BC, the Copper and Bronze Age from about BC and Iron Age beginning.

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A comprehensive treatment of the history of Iceland in pages. Particularly helpful were the author's very frequent references to points made earlier (or to be made later) in this book. If one needed to go back to refresh one's memory or to go forward and see a specific point treated in more detail, the references simplified the by: This book is what every history book for the general public should aspire to be.

History of Iceland might seem lengthy at first sight, pages is a significant number -- yet, all those pages are divided in 4 sections, and those are divided in a total of 65 subsections/5(11).

A big problem in trying to grasp the history of Iceland is the blur of names, places and events over the last + years. This book helped me understand how Iceland changed over that time, in particular the power struggles between the goðar (chieftains) and the saga-heroes of the early years.5/5(3).

The island was settled by Irish monks at least a century before the Norse but their settlements were not permanent. Jón populated his book with photographs throughout, so it made the read more interesting, except when he was running through a long list of Iceland's political by: 8.

"A Brief History of Iceland", by Gunnar Karlsson, professor of history at the University of Iceland, was originally published in (in Icelandic) as a collection of some 30+ double-spread chapters which provide a concise, if shallow, synopsis of the main social, political and economic events in the history of this island nation from its earliest colonisation in the late ninth century to the turn of the 4/5(3).

Book:History of Iceland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This page is currently inactive and is retained for historical reference.

Either the page is no longer relevant or consensus on its purpose has become unclear. The History of Iceland describes how a small nation situated on a rocky and isolated island struggled for centuries to survive but then rose to great prosperity in.

Other articles where The Book of the Icelanders is discussed: Ari Thorgilsson the Learned: historian whose Íslendingabók (Libellus Islandorum; The Book of the Icelanders) is the first history of Iceland written in the vernacular.

Composed before and covering the period from the settlement of Iceland up toit includes information on the founding of the Althing (parliament) and. The monumental History of the Kings of Norway, and the first vernacular history, the Book of Icelanders, were written during this period.

The scholar Ari Fróði 'Ari the wise' writes a history of Iceland from settlement up to date, marking the beginning of saga writing in Iceland. First monastery in Iceland was established at Thingeyrar. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gjerset, Knut, History of Iceland.

New York, Macmillan Co., (OCoLC)   Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Notes Title on added t.p.: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe : "A Brief History of Iceland", by Gunnar Karlsson, professor of history at the University of Iceland, was originally published in (in Icelandic) as a collection of some 30+ double-spread chapters which provide a concise, if shallow, synopsis of the main social, political and economic events in the history of this island nation from its earliest colonisation in the late ninth century to the turn of the second.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ICELAND, published by Mal Og Menning of Reykjavik inwas written by the history professor Gunnar Karlsson and subsequently translated into English by Anna Yates. It aims to present the whole of this nation's history in 64 pages, excepting photo credits and the index/5. The History of Iceland is as unique as its subject, being the only single-volume history of Iceland in English.

This book will be the definitive overview of Icelandic history for a long time. This book will be the definitive overview of Icelandic history for a long time. The Book of the Settlement of Iceland: Tr. from the Original Icelandic of Item PreviewPages: Try the new Google Books.

Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books. Get print book. No eBook available. AbeBooks; Amazon History of Iceland. Knut Gjerset. Macmillan, - Iceland - pages. 0 Reviews. Page - Iceland experienced 43 years of distress due to cold winters, ice-floes, failures of fisheries, shipwrecks, inundations, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, epidemics and contagious diseases among men and animals which often came separately, but often in.

The earliest sources on Icelandic history are the Íslendingabók (“Book of the Icelanders”, c. 12th century CE) and the Landnámabók (“Book of the Settlements”, c.

13th century CE). According to the Landnámabók, the first settler in Iceland was Naddodd the Viking (c. CE) who discovered Iceland when he was blown off course en Author: Joshua J.

Mark. Iceland apparently has no prehistory. According to stories written down some years after the event, the country was discovered and settled by Norse people in the Viking Age.

The oldest source, Íslendingabók (The Book of the Icelanders), written aboutsets the period of. 26 Must Read Books on Iceland Icelandic Murder Mysteries & Thrillers. Odd that that there are so many mystery books set in Iceland considering that Novels Set in Iceland. These literary novels help to capture the culture of Iceland by featuring quirky characters, Best Books on Iceland’s Viking.

Geologic history The opening of the North Atlantic and the origin of Iceland. Iceland is located above the Mid-Atlantic scientists believe the hotspot beneath Iceland could have contributed to the rifting of the supercontinent Pangaea and the subsequent formation of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Igneous rocks which arose from this hotspot have been found on both sides of the Mid. This is great - goes through the whole history of Iceland in manageable chunks, with illustrations, an index and a bibliography, i.e. well researched but certainly not a heavy work.

This edition was published inso it stops well before the recent problems (there is a later edition), but it's still good for everything up to around 25 years ago/5. Iceland’s most prized literary treasures were written in the th century.

The Sagas of the Icelanders is the collective name for the stories of Iceland’s settlers, written down several centuries ago after having survived in the oral tradition. Iceland - Iceland - History: Iceland apparently has no prehistory. According to stories written down some years after the event, the country was discovered and settled by Norse people in the Viking Age.

The oldest source, Íslendingabók (The Book of the Icelanders), written aboutsets the period of settlement at about – ce. A Brief History of Icelandic Architecture From the Age of Settlement up until the turn of the 20th Century, turf houses dominated Icelandic housing design.

These abodes were in essence timber houses, methodologically based upon the longhouse designs of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the Scottish Isles, but adjusted to specific Icelandic conditions.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library.

Top A history of Icelandic literature Pages: The early history of Iceland is chronicled in literary sources, the oldest of which is Íslendingabók - The Book of Icelanders, written about AD. a general picture of developments based on Ari fróði’s Book of Iceland- ers and to some extent on what each considered could plausibly be e xtracted from the Sagas.

The History of Iceland is divided chronologically into four parts, within which short chapters focus on different topics. Gunnar neatly mixes political, social, cultural, and economic history, with some glances at historiography.

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Iceland is unique among European societies in having been founded as late as the Viking Age and in having 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.Get this from a library! History of Iceland: from the settlement to the present day. [Jón R. Hjálmarsson.] -- History of Iceland for the general reader, from discovery and first settlement, the Commonweath, Saga Age, foreign rule, Reformation ofindependence, Home Rule and the Republic, with a summary.Iceland was thus the last European country to be settled.

The main Sources for Iceland history The main source of information about the settlement period in Iceland is the Book of Settlements (Landnámabák), written in the 12th century, which gives a detailed account of the first settlers.

According to this book, Scandinavian sailors.