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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Anthropological perspectives on the commonwealth period

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Anthropology of Iceland, edited by E. Paul Durrenberger and Gísli Pálsson

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication E. Paul Durrenberger

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Early Icelanders (EQ02)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. eq02-009

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Papers from a conference held in Iowa City, in May 1987 Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-246)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 930-1264 AD

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) general Iceland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Icelanders


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