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Author Miller, William Ian, 1946- author.

Title Bloodtaking and peacemaking : feud, law, and society in Saga Iceland / William Ian Miller.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1990.

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Description 1 online resource (407 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Spelling; Prologue; 1 Introduction: The Institutional Setting and the Ranks of Persons; 2 Making Sense of the Sources; 3 Some Aspects of the Economy: The Problem of Negotiating and Classifying Exchanges; 4 Householding Patterns; 5 The Bonds of Kinship; 6 Feud, Vengeance, and the Disputing Process; 7 Law and Legal Process; 8 Peacemaking and Arbitration; Concluding Observations; Abbreviations; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Summary 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. Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and disordering impulses. Miller's unique and engaging readings of ancient Iceland's sagas and extensive legal code reconstruct and illuminate the society that produced them. People in the saga world negotiated a maze of violent.
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Subject Customary law -- Iceland.
Kinship (Law) -- Iceland.
Indexed Term Civilization History, to 1262
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Miller, William Ian, 1946- Bloodtaking and peacemaking. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1990 (DLC) 89077971
ISBN 9780226526829 (electronic bk.)
0226526828 (electronic bk.)
0226526798 (cloth)
9780226526799 (cloth)
0226526801 (paper)
9780226526805 (paper)