Feud in the Icelandic Saga

Description

Feud stands at the core of the Old Icelandic sagas. Jesse Byock shows how the dominant concern of medieval Icelandic society--the channeling of violence into accepted patterns of feud and the regulation of conflict--is reflected in the narrative of the family sagas and the Sturlunga saga compilation. This comprehensive study of narrative structure demonstrates that the sagas are complex expressions of medieval social thought.

Details

Author(s)
Jesse L. Byock
Format
Paperback | 300 pages
Dimensions
137.41 x 205.74 x 19.3mm | 363g
Publication date
19 Mar 1993
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication City/Country
Berkerley, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Revised
ISBN10
0520082591
ISBN13
9780520082595
Bestsellers rank
1,006,624