Looking for a history of Iceland
January 3, 2009 10:57 AM Subscribe
Looking for a history of Iceland...
posted by heylight to society & culture (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I’d like to know everything there is to know about the history of Iceland, from its original settlement up and as close to 2009 as possible (perhaps two different works might be needed for older and newer periods). I’d like this non-fiction work to be interesting and not too academic or stale, and to involve as many elements of Iceland’s historical unfolding as possible (i.e. the cultural [i.e. musical developments, literature and poetry], social, anthropological, economic, political, psychological) – and while I don’t want it to be boring, I still would like it to be thoroughgoing and not overtly sparse or general. And I can’t help but think that the best example of this would come from an Icelandic who truly understands and indeed has lived/lives the psychology and ongoing mythology of his or her country.
But whatever works =)