Iceland’s external affairs in the Middle Ages: The shelter of Norwegian sea power

  title={Iceland’s external affairs in the Middle Ages: The shelter of Norwegian sea power},
  author={Baldur Þ{\'o}rhallsson},
  journal={Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration},
According to the international relations literature, small countries need to form an alliance with larger neighbours in order to defend themselves and be economically sustainable. This paper applies the assumption that small states need economic and political shelter in order to prosper, economically and politically, to the case of Iceland, in an historical context. It analyses whether or not Iceland, as a small entity/country in the Middle Ages (from the Settlement in the 9th and 10th… 

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