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Women in Old Norse Literature

Bodies, Words, and Power

Women in Old Norse Literature( )
Author: Friðriksdóttir, Jóhanna Katrín
Series title:The New Middle Ages Ser.
ISBN:978-0-230-12042-6
Publication Date:Mar 2013
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $119.99
Book Description:

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.

Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / Scandinavian
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / Women
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:8.026 Pounds



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