Samson, Ross. GOÐAR: democrats of despots?

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Title: GOÐAR: democrats of despots?

Published in: From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson

Published By: From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson Enfield Lock, Middlesex, UK: Hisarlik Press, 1992. 167-188 p.

By line: Ross Samson

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

Culture: Early Icelanders (EQ02)

Subjects: Renting and leasing (427); Verbal arts (5310); Status, role, and prestige (554); Accumulation of wealth (556); Social relationships and groups (571); Household (592); Districts (634);

Abstract: In this paper Samson investigates various sources of wealth, power and authority available to the GOÐAR or chieftain and his success or failure to exploit and lead others.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: eq02-018

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 10: [Gísli Pálsson].

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: ninth-thirteenth centuries

Coverage Place: general Iceland

LCSH: Icelanders

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