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Women in Old Norse Literature

Bodies, Words, and Power

  • Authors
  • Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 15-45
  4. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 47-58
  5. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 59-77
  6. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 79-105
  7. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 107-133
  8. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
    Pages 135-138
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-192

About this book

Introduction

Old Norse texts offer different ideas about what it is to be female, presenting women in diverse social and economic positions. This book analyzes female characters in medieval Icelandic saga literature, and demonstrates how they engaged with some of the most contested values of the period, revealing the anxieties of both the authors and audiences.

Keywords

medieval Icelandic Old Norse texts women character English literature literature Medieval Literature Middle Ages

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