Anthropological perspectives on the commonwealth period
anthropology of iceland • Iowa City • Published In 1989 • Pages: 228-246
By: Durrenberger, E. Paul.
AbstractViewed 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.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- John Beierle ; 2002
- Coverage Date
- 930-1264 AD
- Coverage Place
- general Iceland
- E. Paul Durrenberger
- Papers from a conference held in Iowa City, in May 1987
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-246)