Review: A Brief History of Iceland, by Gunnar Karlsson

A Brief History of IcelandA Brief History of Iceland by Gunnar Karlsson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If nothing else, Gunnar Karlsson’s title for his history of Iceland is accurate. It is definitely a brief history. Something like an amuse-bouche.

It’s well-written, albeit dry, focusing more on mid-19th century to relative present day. There is brief reference to its indigenous and Viking roots, referring more to the advent of Christianity and more modern political structure.

Still, a quick overview for anyone just interested in appetizers.

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