Late and Peaceful: Iceland's Conversion Through Arbitration in 1000

@article{Jochens1999LateAP,
  title={Late and Peaceful: Iceland's Conversion Through Arbitration in 1000},
  author={Jenny M. Jochens},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1999},
  volume={74},
  pages={621 - 655}
}
L'Islande est un pays remarquable en ce qui concerne son acceptation volontaire, paisible et immediate du christianisme en l'an 1000 par le corps legislatif et juridique. L'A. souligne l'importance du christianisme celte et presente le genie des islandais dans leur resolution du conflit par l'arbitrage et suggere une connexion possible entre ces deux caracteristiques. 
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