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Grassroots modernization: pastoral economies, climate, and political change in Iceland's 18th though 20th centuries (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan Hicks. Viðar Hreinsson. Árni Daniel Júliússon. Astrid Ogilvie. Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir.

The intersecting tensions among Iceland's hay cultivation, livestock productivity, and climate have a long history and a significant influence on both political discourse and local knowledge production. In the 18th century, Iceland was assessed by its Danish colonial government as being a marginally productive region in terms of its significant rural surpluses. Even in spite of producing some surplus, the country struggled with periodic famines until the late 19th century. These events and...