Books – U of M Icelandic Series

  • A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth

    Islendinga Saga

    Jon Johannesson (Author)

    The founding of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth in 930 A.D. is one of the most significant events in the history of early Western Europe. This pioneering work of historiography provides a comprehensive history of Iceland from 870 A.D. to the end of the Commonwealth in 1262.

    Published January 2007 | U of M Icelandic Series, Icelandic Studies

  • The Book of Settlements

    Landnámabók

    Herman Pálsson (Translator), Paul Edwards (Translator)

    Iceland was the last country in Europe to become inhabited, and we know more about the beginnings and early history of Icelandic society than we do of any other in the Old World. This world is vividly recounted in The Book of Settlements, first compiled by the first Icelandic historians in the thirteenth century. It describes in detail individuals’ daily life during the Icelandic Age of Settlement.

    Published January 2007 | U of M Icelandic Series, Icelandic Studies

  • Laws of Early Iceland, Gragas I

    Andrew Dennis (Translator), Peter Foote (Translator), Richard Perkins (Translator)

    The laws of Mediaeval Iceland provide detailed and fascinating insight into the society that produced the Icelandic sagas. Known collectively as Gragas (Greygoose), this great legal code offers a wealth of information about early European legal systems and the society of the Middles Ages. This first translation of Gragas is in two volumes.

    Published January 2007 | U of M Icelandic Series, Icelandic Studies

  • Laws of Early Iceland, Gragas II

    Andrew Dennis (Translator), Peter Foote (Translator), Richard Perkins (Translator)

    The laws of Mediaeval Iceland provide detailed and fascinating insight into the society that produced the Icelandic sagas. Known collectively as Gragas (Greygoose), this great legal code offers a wealth of information about early European legal systems and the society of the Middles Ages. This first translation of Gragas is in two volumes.

    Published November 2000 | U of M Icelandic Series, Icelandic Studies

  • The Edda

    A Collection of Essays

    R.J. Glendinning (Editor), Haraldur Bessason (Editor)

    Twelve essays are presented by outstanding authorities in Nordic medieval studies and range from treatment of broad aspects of the Edda, to consideration of single poems, to analysis of parts of specific works. An attactive and important collection for every scholar of Old Scandinavian.

    Published November 1983 | U of M Icelandic Series, Icelandic Studies