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In this book we shall see that the Norwegian crown used the same tools in the integration of Iceland, the Faroes, Shetland, and Orkney as for the consolidation of Norway. Centralization and outside rule led to major upheavals in the Norse island communities. The chief focus of this book is public life in the tributary lands and those who took part in it. The study is a traditional work of political history, with the men who had legitimate power and acted on behalf of the king or the inhabitants at the centre. The author divides the actors into several groups, with a main distinction between the men who were in the king's service - the king's men - and those who were not. In a study that in large measure concerns the administration of the king's interests locally, the men who represented the king in the tributary lands necessarily play a major part.

Keywords: Faroes; Iceland; Norse island communities; Norway; Norwegian crown; Orkney



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