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Ann-Marie Long

. Recognizing Kjartan as a potentially useful tool in his desire to convert those Icelanders in Norway, he spares his life even though the impetuous young Icelander had made threats against him. 94 Through a show of mercy, the Norwegian king kept the leader of the Icelanders in Norway in his direct gaze. The

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Ann-Marie Long

, which had no judicial role. 3 Commonwealth Iceland was a primitive society in the sense that there were no urban centres, villages or fortifications of any kind. Life was rooted in the family and farmstead, although both could vary considerably in terms of size, wealth and power. 4 Households, whether

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Ann-Marie Long

’s inscription indicates that the term ‘Norwegian’ was meaningful and enjoyed validity in that jurisdiction. A Norwegian living within the Danish realm was not considered to be a Dane; rather he retained his Norwegian identity. Helgi and Auðr likewise retained their Norwegian identity despite their place of

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Marika Mägi

and sheep. But there are no inhabited places except the town of Ǡbū´a [Åbo?] and the town of Oalmār. These are two big towns. Between these two towns one can notice a nomadic way of life and the inhabitants there are particularly poor. They have less daily bread than they need, and it is raining

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Elena Busyreva

of the material culture. Inseparable from the economic system as a whole, traditional food is related to a large extent to the natural conditions and life-supporting activities; therefore the eating habits people living on the same area are similar in many ways. As shown by R. Nikolskaya, the Finnish

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Stuart Airlie

’s involvement in violent aristocratic rivalries and vengeance c. 1000 so impressed Karl Leyser that he labelled her a ‘Lady Macbeth of the Lower Rhine’. But medieval authors did not tell her story straight; they manipulated that figure for their own narrative purposes, notably in the Life of her son Bishop

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Sara Nyhlén, Katarina Giritli Nygren, Anna Olofsson and Johanna Bergström

Sweden, around 90% of the existing hydropower plants are run according to permissions granted under the so-called 1918 Water Act, which was established before Sweden became a democratic state, and which is weak with regard to social and environmental protection. 43 , 44 Opposition from people living in

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Helene Peterbauer and and José Miguel Roncero Martín

written about the Arctic by writers who are either indigenous to the Arctic or – in the case of literary works depicting life on the Svalbard archipelago, which lacks an indigenous and, to a large degree, permanent population – have spent a considerable amount of time in and/or dealing professionally with

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Simon MacLean

Those of us who make a living researching the post-Roman world of the Franks do not, give or take a Gregory of Tours, spend our days reading texts quite as complex or interesting as Bill Miller’s Icelandic sagas. As fascinating as they are as historical sources, few would claim that the dry pages

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Ian Peter Grohse

nationalism, and emphasizes localism as a factor in the organization and development of public life along the Norwegian-Scottish frontier. To invoke local identity as the principal contributing factor, one must first determine the case-specific criteria for identification and the grounds for polarization