In this Book

Iceland Imagined
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This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geology, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe. The book closes with a discussion of Iceland's modern whaling practices and its recent financial collapse.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Map 1. The North Atlantic
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  1. Map 2. Iceland
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  1. Map 3. Greenland
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  1. Map 4. The Faroe Islands
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  1. Foreword: Amid the Mists of Northern Waters and Words
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-29
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  1. 1. Icelandic Landscapes
  2. pp. 30-60
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  1. 2. Nordic by Nature
  2. pp. 61-81
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  1. 3. Mastering the World's Edges
  2. pp. 82-103
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  1. 4. Translating and Converting
  2. pp. 104-122
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  1. 5. Reading Backward
  2. pp. 123-151
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  1. Epilogue: Whales and Men
  2. pp. 152-170
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 171-219
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 220-251
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 253-261
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