From the Vikings to the Reformation: A Chronicle of the Faroe Islands Up to 1538

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Nám, 1979 - Faroe Islands - 184 pages
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Page 101 - ... the settlement of outlying lands by the poor. Young (1979:100101) maintains that "Prior to 1200, the land was held by farmers who farmed their lands with the help of thralls. However, slavery was . . . abolished in about that year, but when released, these persons became known as 'good-for-nothings'. Between 1200 and 1298, a number of the freed thralls saved half a year's supply of food and then tried to set up their own houses and small-holdings in remote areas. Presumably they earned this money...
Page 126 - John XV . . Gregory V . . Sylvester II John XVII . . John XVIII . Sergius IV . . Benedict VIII . John XIX . . Benedict IX . Gregory VI . Clement II...
Page 107 - Reformation4, although it was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that it developed into a true written language.
Page 101 - ... Presumably they earned this money by working as farm labourers. However, the creation of new small-holdings was virtually prohibited by the provisions of the Sheep Letter which required a man to own at least three cows before he could set up house on his own. The only other people allowed to set up house on their own were those who were unable to find any other means of livelihood with which to support themselves. The result of the restriction on small-holdings was that people who could have...
Page 101 - ... 1298, a number of the freed thralls saved half a year's supply of food and then tried to set up their own houses and small-holdings in remote areas. Presumably they earned this money by working as farm labourers. However, the creation of new small-holdings was virtually prohibited by the provisions of the Sheep Letter which required a man to own at least three cows before he could set up house on his own. The only other people allowed to set up house on their own were those who were unable to...
Page 101 - ... abolished in about that year, but when released, these persons became known as 'good-for-nothings'. Between 1200 and 1298, a number of the freed thralls saved half a year's supply of food and then tried to set up their own houses and small-holdings in remote areas. Presumably they earned this money by working as farm labourers. However, the creation of new small-holdings was virtually prohibited by the provisions of the Sheep Letter which required a man to own at least three cows before he could...
Page 100 - ... Jakobsen (1907:14) and Young (1979:143, 149-50). This requirement, which probably reflects earlier customs, certainly had the effect of checking population growth. It seems also to have been aimed, however, at limiting the settlement of outlying lands by the poor. Young (1979:100101) maintains that "Prior to 1200, the land was held by farmers who farmed their lands with the help of thralls. However, slavery was . . . abolished in about that year, but when released, these persons became known...
Page 44 - At the king's command they also went to Sweden, Gothia, and all the islands beyond Norway, preaching the Word of God and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to the barbarians.

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