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Iceland"s 1100 years

Gunnar Karlsson.

Iceland"s 1100 years

the history of a marginal society

by Gunnar Karlsson.

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Published by Hurst & Company in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGunnar Karlsson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDL
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 418 p. :
Number of Pages418
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19915184M
ISBN 109979320524
OCLC/WorldCa492080955

Still, given the Icelanders’ respect and connection to their countryside, great swathes of the landscape may as well be looked upon as nature reserves. This is irregardless of the red tape, regulation and esteem that grants Iceland’s three official national parks; Þingvellir, Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull. To think this way is to adopt. The history of Iceland is one of survival and prosperity. Settled by Norsemen from Scandinavia and Celts from the British isles settled in the 9 th and 10 th centuries, Icelandic history has always been shaped by events on the larger politicla stage of the Nordic Countries. Use this timeline to learn more about the history of Iceland.

Translating to “snow-fell glacier,” the mountain holds great significance both historically and culturally to Iceland. Archeological digs have discovered remains from the settlement of Iceland years prior, with curious dome structures nearby. Nobody knows who created them, but they’ve been dated to be between and years old.   With events taking place around fifty years either side of AD and written down by a series of authors whose identity can only be guessed at circa .

There are archaeological remains from the period of Iceland’s settlement around years ago – examples of which are the Forni-Saxhóll (Saxholl) farm, Berutóftir (Berutoftir) and Írskubúðir (Irskubudir). Near Gufuskálar there are a large number of dome-like structures of unknown origin, thought to be between and years old. The settlement of Iceland (Icelandic: landnámsöld) is generally believed to have begun in the second half of the ninth century, when Norse settlers migrated across the North reasons for the migration are uncertain: later in the Middle Ages Icelanders themselves tended to cite civil strife brought about by the ambitions of the Norwegian king Harald I of Norway, but .


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Landmark's guide is well-organised and attractively presented with maps, car routes, hiking trails and places of interest. Iceland’s Years: the history of a marginal society Gunnar Karlsson. Date: Brief: copy-editing Job description: This is one of several books I copy-edited while working at this was the first thorough history of Iceland in English, it.

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