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Icelandic Studies

Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir (Editor), Höskuldur Thráinsson (Editor), Úlfar Bragason (Editor)

Icelandic Heritage in North America offers an in-depth examination of Icelandic immigrant identity, linguistic evolution, and legacy.

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

The laws of Medieval 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.

My Parents

Memoirs of New World Icelanders

Birna Bjarnadottir (Editor), Finnbogi Gudmundsson (Editor)

A rare first-hand look into the lives of New World immigrants of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Jon Johannesson (Author), Haraldur Bessason (Translator)

This pioneering work of historiography provides a comprehensive history of Iceland from 870 A.D. to the end of the Commonwealth in 1262.

Herman Palsson (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 was vividly recounted in The Book of Settlements, first compiled by the first Icelandic historians in the thirteenth century.

North American Icelandic

The Life of a Language

Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir (Author)

This book outlines the nature and development of North American Icelandic, detailing the social and linguistic constraints of this language’s phonology.

Icelanders in North America

The First Settlers

Jonas Thor (Author)

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of Icelanders emigrated to North and South America. Using letters, Icelandic and English periodicals and newspapers, and census reports, Jonas Thor offers a detailed social history of the Icelanders in North America, from the first settlement in Utah to the struggle in New Iceland.

Andrew Dennis (Translator), Peter Foote (Translator)

Kirsten Wolf (Translator)

This collection of short stories and poems spans 75 years of writings. From the hopefulness of the early immigration in the 1870s to the conflict of assimilation in the 1950s, the pieces reflect a range of experiences common to immigrant women from many cultures.

Kirsten Wolf (Translator), Arny Hjaltadottir (Translator)

This selection of Western Icelandic writings, the first of its kind in English, represents a wide collection of first and second generation Icelandic-Canadian authors.

The Edda

A Collection of Essays

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

An attractive and important collection for every scholar of Old Scandinavian.