Durrenberger, E. Paul, 1943-. Economic representation and narrative structure in Hœnsa-þóris saga

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

Title: Economic representation and narrative structure in Hœnsa-þóris saga

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Saga book of the Viking Society for Northern Research -- Vol. 22

Published By: Original publisher Saga book of the Viking Society for Northern Research -- Vol. 22 London: Viking Society. 1988. 143-164 p.

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

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 Exchange transactions (437); External trade (439); Verbal arts (5310); Accumulation of wealth (556); Social relationships and groups (571); Districts (634); Deliberative councils (646);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document After a brief summary of the economy and social structure of the Commonwealth Period in Iceland (ca. 930-1220 A.D.), the authors present a descriptive analysis of the Icelandic family saga entitled Hœnsa-þórir's as it reflects various cultural elements present in the society of the thirteenth century and earlier in Iceland. This particular saga '…describes a man who got rich by trading in Iceland, buying goods in one place to sell in another, and lending others wealth for interest, who accumulates merchant and usurer's capital. The presentation of the saga, the way the author tells the story to Hœnsa-þó rir's discredit, as well as the fates of Hœnsa-þórir and his supporters, raise questions about the place of commerce and markets in Iceland' (p. 144).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. eq02-002

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-164)

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 Ethnologists, Humanist-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). tenth-thirteenth centuries 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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