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The Resource Iceland imagined : nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic, Karen Oslund ; foreword by William Cronon

Iceland imagined : nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic, Karen Oslund ; foreword by William Cronon

Label
Iceland imagined : nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic
Title
Iceland imagined
Title remainder
nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Karen Oslund ; foreword by William Cronon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travelers as remote and exotic - its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the middle of the eighteenth century, however, this marginalized region has gradually become part of modern Europe, a transformation that is narrated in Karen Oslund's Iceland Imagined. This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geography, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics, and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe. The earliest visions of a wild frontier, filled with dangerous and unpredictable inhabitants, eventually gave way to images of beautiful, well-managed lands, inhabited by simple but virtuous people living close to nature
  • This transformation was accomplished by state-sponsored natural histories of Iceland which explained that the monsters described in medieval and Renaissance travel accounts did not really exist, and by artists who painted the Icelandic landscapes to reflect their fertile and regulated qualities. Literary scholars and linguists who came to Iceland and Greenland in the nineteenth century related the stories and the languages of the "wild North" to those of their home countries."--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oslund, Karen
Dewey number
949.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GF645.I25
LC item number
O75 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Natural history
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore
  • Iceland
  • Iceland
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore
  • Human ecology
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural history
  • Travel
  • Iceland
  • Humanökologie
  • Natur
  • Kultur
  • Repräsentation
  • Island
Label
Iceland imagined : nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic, Karen Oslund ; foreword by William Cronon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: imagining Iceland, narrating the North -- Icelandic landscapes -- Natural histories and national histories -- Nordic by nature -- Classifying and controlling Flora and Fauna in Iceland -- Mastering the world's edges -- Technology, tools, and material culture in the North Atlantic -- Translating and converting -- Language and religion in Greenland -- Reading backward -- Language and the sagas in the Faroe Islands -- Epilogue: whales and men -- Contested scientific ethics and cultural politics in the North Atlantic
Control code
744362075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802992
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct5gd8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744362075
Label
Iceland imagined : nature, culture, and storytelling in the North Atlantic, Karen Oslund ; foreword by William Cronon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: imagining Iceland, narrating the North -- Icelandic landscapes -- Natural histories and national histories -- Nordic by nature -- Classifying and controlling Flora and Fauna in Iceland -- Mastering the world's edges -- Technology, tools, and material culture in the North Atlantic -- Translating and converting -- Language and religion in Greenland -- Reading backward -- Language and the sagas in the Faroe Islands -- Epilogue: whales and men -- Contested scientific ethics and cultural politics in the North Atlantic
Control code
744362075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802992
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct5gd8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744362075

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