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Icelandic Spiritualism: Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland [Viking]

By: Gissurarson, Loftur Reimar

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009622


A scholarly social anthropological study of the role of spiritualism in Icelandic church and society during the first half of the twentieth century. The authors put forth the view that spiritualism was an integral part of Iceland's transition to modernity and its conversion to Christianity and demonstrate how "modern" spiritualism is a distinct phenomenon in Icelandic life. Of particular interest to philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologis... View more info

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The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
[Astronomy]

By: Heilbron, J. L.

Price: $20.40

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press: 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 009661


The Sun in the Church by J.L. Heilbron is a provocative work of scholarship that challenges long-held views of the relationship between science and Christianity. Heilbron's main point is simple enough: "The Roman Catholic Church gave more financial and social support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries, from the recovery of ancient learning during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, than any other, and, probably, all other, institutions." ... View more info

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Anglo Saxon Military Institutions On The Eve of the Norman Conquest (Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints)

By: Hollister, C. Warren

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: 009534


More than military battles; the author discusses the very structure of the late Anglo-Saxon 'military establishment': how the fyrd was organized, how the nation called up its army and collected funding, how the elements of the fighting units worked together. Typically, much of British history focused on the events after the Norman invasion. While Anglo-Saxon history was often relatively neglected. All the more so for its military.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Qua... View more info

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Women in the Viking Age

By: Jesch; Judith

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Great Britain,, The Boydell Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009621


There is a bookplate of Robert Kellogg (d. 2006), former professor and Dean of University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, on the front pastedown. Kellogg was a scholar of early Icelandic medieval literature, and this thus makes for a nice association. "The first book-length study in English to investigate what women did in the Viking Age, both at home in Scandinavia and in the Viking colonies from Greenland to Russia." The author pieces togethe... View more info