{download books} The Book of Settlements: LandnamabokAuthor Anonymous – Schematicwiringdiagram.co

Iceland was the last country in Europe to become inhabited, and we know 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 It describes in detail individuals daily life during the Icelandic Age of Settlement


10 thoughts on “The Book of Settlements: Landnamabok

  1. Neil Neil says:

    This book tells the story of the founding and settlement of Iceland by Scandinavian farmers, mostly from Norwegian extraction during the Icelandic Saga Age The short chronicle like prose tells many of the stories that are preserved in the longer Icelandic Family Sagas but in a muchcondensed form The English prose translation is excellent and is accompanied by a selection of full colour photos, but best of all, there s a good selection of fold out colour maps that chart the settlement of This book tells the story of the founding and settlement of Iceland by Scandinavian farmers, mostly from Norwegian extraction during the Icelandic Saga Age The short chronicle like prose tells many of the stories that are preserved in the longer Icelandic Family Sagas but in a muchcondensed form The English prose translation is excellent and is accompanied by a selection of full colour photos, but best of all, there s a good selection of fold out colour maps that chart the settlement of Iceland For anyone interested in the Icelandic Family Sagas, this is a must read


  2. Vidar Alne Vidar Alne says:

    Landn mabok er en fantastisk kilde til islandsk historie Den er bevart i tre forskjellige middelalderh ndskrift Versjonen jeg leste kalles Hauksbok og ble skrevet av lagmann Hauk Erlendsson tidlig p 1300 tallet Verket tar for seg bosettingen av Island P rundt 140 sider f r vi h re hvor de 430 bosetterne kom fra og hvor de slo seg ned p ya Boka er ikke lettlest Den best r hovedsakelig av en rekke ttetall ispedd sm historier Men om man er interessert i norr n tro og kultur vil man fin Landn mabok er en fantastisk kilde til islandsk historie Den er bevart i tre forskjellige middelalderh ndskrift Versjonen jeg leste kalles Hauksbok og ble skrevet av lagmann Hauk Erlendsson tidlig p 1300 tallet Verket tar for seg bosettingen av Island P rundt 140 sider f r vi h re hvor de 430 bosetterne kom fra og hvor de slo seg ned p ya Boka er ikke lettlest Den best r hovedsakelig av en rekke ttetall ispedd sm historier Men om man er interessert i norr n tro og kultur vil man finne en del interessante opplysninger i verket F.eks om hellige fjell og renhetsforskrifter p Island Torolv tok seg land fr Stava inn til Tors og kalla alt for Torsnes Han hadde s stor tru p det fjellet som stod p neset, og som han kalla Helgafell, at det fekk ingen sj uvaska og det var s ukrenkeleg der at ingen, korkje folk eller fe, fekk gjera skade i fjellet utan sj lv g til grunne Torolv og frendane hadde den trua at dei alle skulle d y i det fjellet Der p neset, der Tord kom i land, hadde Torolv , hadde Torolv alle rettsskipnader, og der vart det sett heradsting i samr d med mennene i bygda Og d folk var p tinget der, skulle ein for visst ikkje gjera si naudturft p land til det var eit skjer som heiter Dritskjer avsett, for dei ville ikkje sulka til s heilag ein voll som det der var P.S.Jeg leste ikke den engelske oversettelsen, men Jan Ragnar Haglands nynorske oversettelse fra 2002


  3. Charles Charles says:

    The idea of this book is incredibly fascinating, being an accounting of the first families of Iceland Unfortunately, a vast majority of the 399 chapters are just naming off names and place names, with only a fewin depth stories sprinkled about On the whole very informative, but also not really the most entertaining read Also will play havoc with people who don t like hundreds if not thousands of characters in their literature Definitely something for medievalists and history fans, but The idea of this book is incredibly fascinating, being an accounting of the first families of Iceland Unfortunately, a vast majority of the 399 chapters are just naming off names and place names, with only a fewin depth stories sprinkled about On the whole very informative, but also not really the most entertaining read Also will play havoc with people who don t like hundreds if not thousands of characters in their literature Definitely something for medievalists and history fans, but not the average reader


  4. Laura Alice Watt Laura Alice Watt says:

    strangely fascinating, despite basically just being a list of all the original settlers in Iceland, described by the parcels of land they settled, starting in the West and going clockwise around the island.


  5. Laurie Chipman Laurie Chipman says:

    If you like the Icelandic Sagas, this is interesting.