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The Book of Settlements: Landnamabok Paperback – Jan 15 2007

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Hermann Pálsson (1921 - 2002) was an Icelandic language scholar and reknowned translator of numerous Icelandic sagas.

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Just the facts ma'am ........... Jan. 19 2008
By grim norseman - Published on
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I am currently reading all things norse/viking I can get my hands on, and saw this title refered to often in the Icelandic area of those studies. Landnamabok ("Book of Settlements") tells short tales of "who did what to whom" during the early settlement of Iceland in viking times. If these accounts are reasonably true, those "crazed norsemen" considered it a better idea to pack everything they owned into large, open row boats and sail across the uncharted Atlantic into an unknown future, rather than fight what was bothering them back in the "old" country. Ultimately, Iceland presented them with the same difficulties getting along with each other as motivated them to leave their homelands in the first place. We can run, but we cannot hide from our own human nature,,,,, };>{>