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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Hands down, the best book on the subject. Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities. This book offers fascinating insights into the politics of a stateless society, its methods of social control, and the role that a uniquely sophisticated and self-conscious law played in the construction of Icelandic society. M rated it really liked it Jun 29, Jul 10, Laura rated it it was amazing Recommended to Laura by: The Spirit of the Common Law.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. I highly recommend this as a companion to Saga literature, but I’m not sure how easy it would be to follow if you aren’t at least casually familiar with the Sagas already.

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

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A modern reader is not culturally prepared to receive the sagas as they would have been by a medieval Icelander.

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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.

There are two main reasons to read this book. Iceland is unique in that it had bloodtaing centralized government for hundreds of years so it essentially lived in a state of anarchy.

But there was a paradox in striking the balance—one could not get even without going one better.