The Valkyries' loom : the archaeology of cloth production and female power in the North Atlantic (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The Valkyries' loom : the archaeology of cloth production and female power in the North Atlantic

Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Michèle Hayeur Smith uses Viking textiles as evidence for the little-known work of women in the Norse colonies that expanded from Scandinavia across the North Atlantic in the 9th century AD"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780813066622 081306662X
OCLC Number: 1163972869
Description: 217 sidor illustrationer
Contents: "Cold are the Counsels of Women": Bloodied Warps and Gilded Wefts --
the Engendered Economy of Cloth in the North Atlantic --
Weaving in the Viking Age: Iceland and the North Atlantic Expansion --
Textiles, Weaving, and Currency in Iceland during the Middle Ages --
Textiles in Greenland During the Medieval Period --
Cloth, Currency, Climate Change and Subsistence in Greenland --
Textiles and Trade in the North Atlantic during the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period --
The Danish Trade Monopoly in the North Atlantic and the Transformation of Women's Roles in Textile Production
Responsibility: Michèle Hayeur Smith.

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Michele Hayeur Smith uses Viking textiles as evidence for the little-known work of women in the Norse colonies that expanded from Scandinavia across the North Atlantic in the 9th century AD.  Read more...

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