By Lars Ivar Hansen

Hunters in Transition presents a brand new define of the early historical past of the Sami, the indigenous inhabitants of northernmost Europe. Discussing an important concerns resembling the formation of Sami ethnicity, interplay with chieftain and country societies, and the transition from searching to reindeer herding, the ebook departs from the typical trope wherein local encounters with different cultures, nation societies, and modernity, are depicted in most cases in detrimental phrases. faraway from consistently victimizing the opposite, the interplay with outdoor societies performed a vital function in producing and conserving a couple of positive aspects thought of crucial to Sami tradition. while the authors additionally emphasize inner strategies and dynamics and exhibit how those have enormously contributed to the various ancient trajectories with which this booklet is worried. indexed via Choice magazine as one of many notable educational Titles of 2014"

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