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Title, Bloodtaking and peacemaking: feud, law, and society in Saga Iceland / William Ian Miller. Author, Miller, William Ian, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page . Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and. Bloodtaking and Peacemaking has 76 ratings and 8 reviews. Carl said: The best book I know on Medieval Icelandic culture as expressed through the sagas (t.

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Bloodtaking and peacemaking: feud, law, and society in Saga Iceland

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There was one exception, a fully formed and complex legal system designed to deal with every possible issue.

Their example has much to teach us about human nature unadulterated by the State. People in the saga world negotiated a maze of violent possibility, with strategies that frequently put life and limb in the balance. Yes, it was interesting and yes, it was fun, but man! Explains the to us somewhat alien legal concepts which in most cases constitute the cornerstone of medieval Icelandic saga literature. A modern reader is not culturally prepared to bloodtaing the sagas as they would have been by a medieval Icelander.

Miller shows how blood vengeance, law, and peacemaking were inextricably bound together in the feuding process.

Bloodtaking and peacemaking: feud, law, and society in Saga Iceland

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I had been a little apprehensive in attacking this book, since it had been described by a peacemmaking as being dry and esoteric. Law and Legal Studies: Along with the fascinating analysis of aspects of the society of medieval Iceland, Dr.

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Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and disordering impulses.

Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and disordering impulses. This work also delves deeply into the everyday minutiae of pre-feudal society. Dubbed by the New York Times as “one of the most sought-after legal academics in the county,” William Ian Miller presents the arcane worlds of the Old Norse studies in a way sure to attract the interest of a wide range of readers.

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Students of Old Norse lit, Medieval Iclandic culture, or any feud society. Daniel rated it liked it Feb 08, On Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.

Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland

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