Jón Haukur Ingimundarson. Spinning goods and tales: market, subsistence and literary productions

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Title: Spinning goods and tales: market, subsistence and literary productions

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. 217-230 p.

By line: Jón Haukur Ingimundarson

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); Pastoral activities (233); Wool production (236); Production and supply (433); Internal trade (438); External trade (439); Verbal arts (5310); Classes (565); Districts (634);

Abstract: In this essay Ingimundarson introduces new hypotheses and findings derived from his field ethnographic studies in Svalbarðshreppurm, northeast Iceland which he uses in conjunction with anthropological concepts in the interpretation of medieval Icelandic normative and narrative literature (i.e., the sagas). The author also makes suggestions for the development of an extensive methodological and analytical approach in historical anthropology. Furthermore, he also suggests '...how analysis of social drama and diachronic profiles in the sagas,...can be extended to reveal the character and changes in strategies and relations of production and reproduction in the Icelandic Commonwealth in the context of foreign exchange' (pp. 217-218).

Document Number: 21

Document ID: eq02-021

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

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

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: tenth-mid twelfth centuries

Coverage Place: general Iceland

LCSH: Icelanders

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