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Iceland

Lyðveldið Ísland (Republic of Iceland)
  • Barry Turner
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Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Scandinavia’s North Atlantic outpost was first settled in 874. According to the Landnámabók or ‘book of settlements’, the first to land was Ingólfr Arnarson, who came from Norway to live on the site of present-day Reykjavík. He was followed by some 400 migrants, mainly from Norway but also from other Nordic countries and from Norse settlements in the British Isles.

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Further Reading

  1. Byock, Jesse, Viking Age Iceland. Penguin, London, 2001Google Scholar
  2. Karlsson, G., The History of Iceland. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2000Google Scholar
  3. Smiley, Jane, (ed.) The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection. Penguin, London, 2002Google Scholar
  4. Thorhallsson, Baldur, (ed.) Iceland and European Integration: On the Edge. Routledge, London, 2004Google Scholar
  5. Turner, Barry, (ed.) Scandinavia Profiled. Macmillan, London, 2000Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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