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Medieval law and its practice ; v. 1.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -152) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.