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The Faroe Islands

Author : Jonathan Wylie
ISBN : 9780813161709
Genre : History
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Stranded in a stormy corner of the North Atlantic midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are part of "the unknown Western Europe" -- a region of recent economic development and subnational peoples facing uncertain futures. This book tells the remarkable story of the Faroes' cultural survival since their Viking settlement in the early ninth century. At first an unruly little republic, the islands soon became tributary to Norway, dwindled into a Danish-Norwegian mercantilist fiefdom, and in 1816 were made a Danish province. Today, however, they are an internally self-governing Danish dependency, with a prosperous export fishery and a rich intellectual life carried out in the local language, Faroese. Jonathan Wylie, an anthropologist who has done extensive field work in the Faroes, creates here a vivid picture of everyday life and affairs of state over the centuries, using sources ranging from folkloric texts to parliamentary minutes and from census data to travelers' tales. He argues that the Faroes' long economic stagnation preserved an archaic way of life that was seriously threatened by their economic renaissance in the nineteenth century, especially as this was accompanied by a closer political incorporation into Denmark. The Faroese accommodated increasingly profound social change by selectively restating their literary and historical heritage. Their success depended on domesticating a Danish ideology glorifying "folkish" ways and so claiming a nationality separate from Denmark's. The book concludes by comparing the Faroes' nationality-without-nationhood to the contrasting situations of their closest neighbors, Iceland and Shetland. The Faroe Islands is an important contribution to Scandinavian as well as regional and ethnic studies and to the growing literature combining the insights and techniques of anthropology and history. Engagingly written and richly illustrated, it will also appeal to scholars in other fields and to anyone intrigued by the lands and peoples of the North.
Category: History

Faroe Islands

Author : James Proctor
ISBN : 1841622249
Genre : Travel
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The Bradt guide to the Faroes is still the only guide on the market dedicated to these unspoilt North Atlantic islands. Known for their towering cliffs and mountainous terrain, the islands offer a unique opportunity to experience nature in the raw. Hike through some of Europe's most unspoilt landscapes, explore traditional villages complete with turf-roofed houses, cycle round fjords and valleys or watch over 300 species of bird attracted by the abundant fish stocks of the North Atlantic.
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Iceland Greenland The Faroe Islands

Author : Deanna Swaney
ISBN : 0864420927
Genre : Faroe Islands
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One of Lonely Planet's well-known guidebooks combining detailed tourist information with budget prices. Essential tips on the transport, food, accomodation, customs and mythology of this relatively unexplored region are included.
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Brick Brannigan Is Buried Alive On The Faroe Islands

Author : Eric Bonkowski
Genre : Fiction
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Well, 1935 has been a banner year for our heroes, and it's not over yet. When we left the gang, they'd been scattered to the proverbial wind following a little mishap involving mythological relics, mind control, and a smorgasbord of other pulp-rich ingredients. Now they are fighting for their survival on the chilly hills of the Faroe Islands and the baking sands of southern Spain, exploring ancient ruins and flying high over the frigid North Atlantic. Say hello once again to Lily, Archibald, the myriad Brothers Max, and that lovable Hugo "Brick" Brannigan as our band of adventurers continues their quest to foil the schemes of the wicked Cabal and Black Fang Delacroix and save the world as we know it. If, that is, they can survive... More packed with pulp than your day-old orange juice, come along for a rollicking adventure and see how the gang can survive being BURIED ALIVE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS. Now with more suspense!
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The History Of The Faroe Islands 1709 1816

Author : John Frederick West
ISBN : IND:30000006667715
Genre : Faroe Islands
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"The purpose of this book is to lay the groundwork for a full understanding of the course of Faroese history during the eighteenth century by working from original sources; and as a result to give both the scholar and the general reader a truer picture of Faroese history as a whole"--Page 8.
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The Faroe Islands

Author : George Herbert Harris
ISBN : UOM:39015013497691
Genre : Faroe Islands
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The Faroe Islands

Author : Philip T. Wheeler
ISBN : UOM:39015049845806
Genre : Faroe Islands
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The Right To National Self Determination

Author : Sjúrður Skaale
ISBN : UOM:39015063331907
Genre : Law
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What are the Faroese and the Greenlanders? Are they peoples in their own right, indigenous peoples or Danish minorities? And what is their status under international law? Do they have the right to national self-determination? And if so, what does this right include? This volume describes the constitutional history of the Faroes and Greenland, it analyses the current international status of the two countries and compares it to countries in similar situations, and looks at how Denmark has administered the sovereignty of its dependencies. It thus sheds new light on a constitutional arrangement that by some is described as, democratic, creative and imaginative, and by others is deemed colonial. But the book also deals with the status of non-sovereign polities and the right to self-determination in general, as well as with the current attitude of the UN towards such matters. It thus offers insights which can be of value for other countries, struggling with the issue, as well as scholars working in this field.
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The Faroe Islands

Author : Liv Kjørsvik Schei
ISBN : 1841582425
Genre : Faroe Islands
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Rising steeply in austere beauty from the sea midway between Shetland and Iceland, the Faroe Islands appear as a dark, inhospitable mountain mass. Yet in actuality, the landscape of the islands is one of extreme contrasts, with the lush green of the cultivated land and mountain pastures set against the spectacular black, grey and brown of the peaks and crags. The Faroes boast a growing population (currently larger than Orkney and Shetland combined), a thriving economy and a fascinating history that stretches back to the Viking period. The Faroe Islands was first published by John Murray in 1991, and the book is illustrated with Gunnie Moberg's photographs which capture both the austere grandeur and intimate beauty of this extraordinary and alluring place. Dealing not only with the history of the islands, it also introduces the geology and natural history the culture, place-names language and folklore, in particular the Faereyinga Saga (Saga of the Faroe Islanders), the only written source about the islands which survives from the Viking Age, and the main industry of its inhabitants, fishing and farming.
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