A Brief History of Iceland



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The history of Iceland spans just over 1,100 years, from the settlement of the country in the 9th century to the modern republic of today. This book gives a clear, concise and vivid overview of Icelandic history through these centuries, showcasing the main events, the people and their way of life, in both times of glory and times of degradation and natural disaster.

Dr. Gunnar Karlsson was professor of history at the University of Iceland and is the author of many historical works.

English translation by Anna Yates.

Published by Mál og Menning 2010
79 Pages
Icelandic title: Íslandssaga í stuttu máli
Language: English

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