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Women in the Viking age

Author: Judith Jesch
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study looks at the domestic evidence for the Viking age, both in Scandinavia and in the Viking colonies from Greenland to Russia. Examining archaeological sources, runic inscriptions, onomastics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Jesch
ISBN: 0851153607 9780851153605 0851152783 9780851152783
OCLC Number: 60666127
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations, facsimile, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Life and death - the evidence of archaeology: the Westness woman; the archaeology of burials; woman in her home environment. Part 2 Women's lives in runic texts: runic inscriptions; objects with runes; memorial stones. Part 3 Female colonists: the evidence of names; the settlement of Iceland. Part 4 Foreign views: international contact in the Viking age; visitors to Scandinavia; Viking women outside Scandinavia. Part 5 Art, myth and poetry: female figures in the art of the Viking age; sexuality, wisdom and heroism - female figures in Norse myth and legend; women in Skaldic poetry; the audience of Viking poetry. Part 6 Warrior woman to nun - looking back at Viking women: warrior women; Old Norse literature; women in the sagas of Icelanders.
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Well-illustrated, closely argued and fascinating.THE GUARDIAN A coherent, tangible and convincing picture of the age as a whole. HISTORY This excellent study gives a thorough and learned survey of Read more...

 
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