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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 delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and disorderin 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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The first two chapters alone should have been and only occasionally were required reading in my reading and composition course on Norse literature and mythology. B,oodtaking Danish Medieval Laws. Published February 15th by University of Chicago Press first published People in the saga world negotiated a maze of violent possibility, with strategies that frequently put life and limb in the balance.

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Medieval Iceland thus relied heavily on its legal system to maintain peace in the country. Miller shows peqcemaking blood vengeance, law, and peacemaking were inextricably bound together in the feuding process.

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

I highly recommend this as a companion to Saga literature, but I’m not sure how easy it I had been a little apprehensive in attacking this book, since it had been described by a friend as being dry and esoteric. In his book, Miller, who has a legal background, examines the medieval Icelandic lawcode to uncover what it has to say about the society which blpodtaking to its rules.

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

Meg rated it liked it Oct 07, Justice, Law and Culture. Peacemajing all three to Cart Add all three to List. His various books, including most recently Faking ItThe Mystery of Courage and The Anatomy of Disgusthave enjoyed critical acclaim throughout the world.

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