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Chiefly Consumption in Commonwealth Iceland

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dc.contributor.author Durrenberger, E. Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-12T15:42:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-12T15:42:26Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8139
dc.description.abstract "For 400 years from 870 there was a stratified society without a state in Iceland. Manipulating reciprocal exchanges, chieftains built entourages of followers in other classes and coalitions among themselves. In their political maneuvers, chieftains consumed such imported luxury goods as clothing, weaponry, wood for houses, and grain for brewing. Chiefly consumption and subsistence requirements for grain created demand for foreign goods. I analyze the social-political context of luxury consumption, and its relationship to changing patterns of production, exchange, cultural patterns, trade with Norway, and the development of internicine strife from 1220 to 1262 which ended when the warring chieftains yielded authority to the King of Norway." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject consumption en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject trade en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.title Chiefly Consumption in Commonwealth Iceland en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Iceland en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Society for Economic Anthropology en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Champaign-Urbana, IL en_US

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