Durrenberger, E. Paul, 1943-. Anthropological perspectives on the commonwealth period

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Title: Anthropological perspectives on the commonwealth period

Published in: The Anthropology of Iceland, edited by E. Paul Durrenberger and Gísli Pálsson

Published By: The Anthropology of Iceland, edited by E. Paul Durrenberger and Gísli Pálsson Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989. 228-246 p.

By line: E. Paul Durrenberger

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Early Icelanders (EQ02)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Verbal arts (5310); Social relationships and groups (571); Kin relationships (602); Kindreds and ramages (612); Informal in-group justice (627); Inter-community relations (628); Districts (634); Legal norms (671); Justice (690); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: Viewed from the perspective of anthropology, this document examines some of the major issues which add to our knowledge of the Commonwealth period in Icelandic history. Durrenberger discusses the usefulness of medieval literature as a source of ethnographic information for the period, and characterizes several Commonwealth institutional structures such as kinship, production and exchange, social organization, and world view. Frequent references are made throughout the text to the works of other authors who have added data to our knowledge of the period.

Document Number: 9

Document ID: eq02-009

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Papers from a conference held in Iowa City, in May 1987.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: 930-1264 A.D.

Coverage Place: general Iceland

LCSH: Icelanders

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