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by Kirsten Hastrup




In this ambitious study, Kirsten Hastrup offers an analysis of Icelandic Society from 1400 to 1800--a period of remarkable social disintegration and technological decline. Juxtaposing the economic, social, and political orders with concepts of humanity, fate, and nature, her study shows how the dissolution of the ancient order must be attributed to internal factors of culture and mentality, as well as to the external ones of natural catastrophe and commercial exploitation. The book ends with an invaluable analysis of the nature of causation in history.
Download Nature and Policy in Iceland 1400-1800: An Anthropological Analysis of History and Mentality epub
ISBN: 0198277288
ISBN13: 978-0198277286
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Kirsten Hastrup
Language: English
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (December 27, 1990)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1523 kb
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