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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Durrenberger, E. Paul, 1943-
The dynamics of medieval Iceland: political economy and
Published By: Original publisher
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. 1992. xiii, 125 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by 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
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Real property (423);
Production and supply (433);
External trade (439);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Verbal arts (5310);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of the social, economic, and political
changes that took place in Medieval Iceland over a period of approximately four hundred
years --ninth through thirteen centuries -- from the first Norse settlement around 874 A.D.
to Iceland's incorporation into the kingdom of Norway in 1264. This period is characterized
by the fact that while the social order was stratified, there was no state organization.
Much of the ethnographic data gathered for this period comes from the analysis of a number
of Icelandic sagas written primarily in the thirteen century A.D., a period of great
internal strife. These sagas attempt to interpret what life was like in the tenth and
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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
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).
ninth-thirteen centuries AD
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