William Ian Miller
William Ian Miller (born March 30, 1946) is the Thomas G. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He is also Honorary Professor of History at the University of St. Andrews. His area of specialty is the sagas of medieval Iceland, but he also has written extensively on revenge and on various emotions, mostly self-attention. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, received his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1969; a Ph.D in English and a JD in law at Yale 1975, 1980.
- "Why is your axe bloody?": A Reading of Njáls saga (Oxford University Press, 2014)
- "Losing It, in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service: a plaint, tragic-comical, historical, vengeful, sometimes satirical and thankful in six parts, if his memory does yet serve" (Yale University Press, 2011)."Losing It" was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best books of 2011.
- "Audun and the Polar Bear: Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Medieval Tale of Risky Business" (Brill, 2008).
- "Eye for an Eye" (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Arabic, Italian, Chinese translations, 2008.
- "Faking It" (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
- "The Mystery of Courage" (Harvard University Press, 2000); Spanish translation, 2005.
- "The Anatomy of Disgust" (Harvard University Press, 1997); Spanish and Italian translations, 1999, Slovenian translation, 2006. Chosen best book by the Association of American Publishers, 1997, in sociology/anthropology.
- "Humiliation: and other essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence" (Cornell University Press, 1993).
- "Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland" (University of Chicago Press, 1990).
- "Law and Literature in Medieval Iceland: Ljósvetninga sagaand Valla-Ljóts saga" (Stanford University Press, 1989) (with Theodore M. Andersson).
- "University of Michigan".
- "University of Saint Andrews".
- "University of Michigan Personal Pages".
- Miller, William (2014). Why is your axe bloody?: A Reading of Njals Saga. ISBN 9780198704843.
- Miller, William (2011). Losing It. ISBN 978-0300171013.
- Keller, Julia (16 December 2011). "We spill our thoughts on year's best reads". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
- Miller, William (2008). Audun and the Polar Bear: Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Medieval Tale of Risky Business (Medieval Law and Its Practice). Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-9004168114.
- Miller, William (2006). Eye for an Eye. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521856805.
- Miller, William (2005). Faking It. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521613705.
- Miller, William (2009). The Mystery of Courage. Harvard University Press.
- Miller, William (1998). The Anatomy of Disgust. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674031555.
- "Harvard University Press".
- Miller, William (1995). Humiliation: And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801481178.
- Miller, William (1997). Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland. University Of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226526805.
- Miller, William (1989). Law and Literature in Medieval Iceland: 'Ljosvetninga saga' and 'Valla-Ljots saga'. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0804715324.