Ring of Seasons: Iceland--Its Culture and History

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University of Michigan Press, 2000 - History - 328 pages
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A remote island with a rich and ancient literature. A land of hot springs and volcanoes. A country with an extraordinary history, a challenging geography and a vibrant contemporary culture. A land of ice.
In Ring of Seasons, Terry Lacy--an American who has lived in Iceland for twenty-four years-- brings both the perspective of the outsider and the familiar eye of the long-term resident to this delightful exploration of all facets of Iceland, past and present. She conveys her story with a skillful interlacing of history, religion, politics, and culture to paint a vivid picture of the way Icelanders live today as members of a wealthy society still very dependent upon nature--from a reliance on her icy waters to support an international fishing industry to a watchful cohabitation with the volcanoes that both destroy villages and create new islands.
This is a book for all who have been charmed by reading the Norse sagas, for all those intrigued by the country that can claim the oldest living democracy. It is an excellent introduction for anyone planning to visit Iceland and a delightful read for all those who do their exploration from the comfort of an armchair.
Terry G. Lacy is an American currently residing in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  

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User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

A great look into the culture and history of Iceland. It's a little outdated, being published over 10 years ago, but the information in it is solid and still relevant. I loved the chapters offering a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Harris - Goodreads

Read this in preparation for upcoming trip to Iceland. It was an easy and enjoyable read about the history, culture and people of Iceland. She made it look inviting to visit. Read full review

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