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The Resource Audun and the polar bear : luck, law, and largesse in a medieval tale of risky business, by William I. Miller, (electronic resource)

Audun and the polar bear : luck, law, and largesse in a medieval tale of risky business, by William I. Miller, (electronic resource)

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Audun and the polar bear : luck, law, and largesse in a medieval tale of risky business
Title
Audun and the polar bear
Title remainder
luck, law, and largesse in a medieval tale of risky business
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by William I. Miller
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  • eng
  • non
  • eng
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MiAaPQ
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Medieval law and its practice,
Series volume
v. 1
Audun and the polar bear : luck, law, and largesse in a medieval tale of risky business, by William I. Miller, (electronic resource)
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Audun and the polar bear : luck, law, and largesse in a medieval tale of risky business, by William I. Miller, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-152) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Some technical matters : dates, origin, versions -- The story of Audun from the Westfjords (Audun's story) -- The commitment to plausibility -- Helping Thorir and buying the bear -- Dealing with King Harald -- Giving the bear to Svein : the interests in the bear -- Saying no to kings -- Eggs in one basket and market value -- Rome : self-impoverishment and self-confidence -- Repaying the bear -- Back to Harald : the yielding of accounts -- Audun's luck -- Richness and risk -- -- Motives -- Gaming the system : gift-ref -- Regiving and reclaiming gifts -- Relevant law -- Serious scarcity, self-interest and Audun's mother -- In the gift vs. in on the gift -- Gifts upward : repaying by receiving and funny money -- The obligation to accept -- Giving up and down hierarchies : of god(s), beggars, and equals -- Nadad and Abihu : sacrifice, caprice, and binding god and kings -- Funny money that is not so funny -- Of free and closing gifts -- Coda : the whiteness of the bear
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xi, 155 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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