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Rising steeply in austere beauty from the sea midway between Shetland and Iceland, the Faroe Islands appear as a dark, inhospitable mountain mass. Yet in actuality, the landscape of the islands is one of extreme contrasts, with the lush green of the cultivated land and mountain pastures set against the spectacular black, grey and brown of the peaks and crags. The Faroes boast a growing population (currently larger than Orkney and Shetland combined), a thriving economy and a fascinating history that stretches back to the Viking period.

This book doe not only deals with the history of the islands, it also introduces the geology and natural history the culture, place-names language and folklore, in particular the Faereyinga Saga (Saga of the Faroe Islanders), the only written source about the islands which survives from the Viking Age, and the main industry of its inhabitants, fishing and farming.
The Faroe Islands was first published by John Murray in 1991, and the book is illustrated with Gunnie Moberg's photographs which capture both the austere grandeur and intimate beauty of this extraordinary and alluring place. Dealing not only with the history of the islands, it also introduces the geology and natural history the culture, place-names language and folklore, in particular the Faereyinga Saga (Saga of the Faroe Islanders), the only written source about the islands which survives from the Viking Age, and the main industry of its inhabitants, fishing and farming.


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