The reawaken of Iceland after 1000

Posted on March 3, 2010 by

Starting form the XI century, the government got stronger and stronger, the economy developed and the inhabitants started feeling a united people.

The yearly meeting of the Alþing became the center of social life for the whole island the meeting was the occasion to develop business, solve quarrels, execute death penalties, meet new people and also define weddings. People used to arrive from all other the island to Þingvellir to attend the most important event of the year!.
When the social relationships weaved more and more together, corruption spread among the chiefs, but at the same time it grew the need to widen the culture and that’s why the Icelanders founded many schools.

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