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Women In The Viking Age

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : 9780851153605
Genre : History
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Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.
Category: History

Frauen Der Vikingzeit

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009054532
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

The Viking Age

Author : Angus A. Somerville
ISBN : 9781442608672
Genre : History
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Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, and tracing the astonishing development of the Viking age from the first foreign raids to the rise and fall of empires, this comprehensive reader is essential to an understanding of Viking history. Chroniclers record European horror in the face of the Viking onslaught. An Arab diplomat gives a gripping account of an encounter with Norsemen in Russia. Great warriors and kings of the period are heralded in Skaldic poetry. With unusual power, saga literature narrates the lives of Norse women and men at home and abroad. Brief introductions contextualize the translations and all unfamiliar terms are explained in the body of the text, making this an extremely readable and user-friendly introduction to the Viking age.
Category: History

Women As Bridge Builders

Author : Birgit Sawyer
ISBN : OCLC:959556276
Genre : Inscriptions, Runic
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Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9783641053857
Genre : Fiction
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"Das Beste, was Stephen King je geschrieben hat." The New York Times Schriftsteller Paul hat seine Serienheldin Misery sterben lassen. Nach einem Autounfall hält die Krankenschwester Annie – Pauls "größter Fan" – den verletzten Autor gefangen und zwingt ihn weiterzuschreiben. Oscar für Kathy Bates in der Verfilmung "Misery". "Man fühlt sich von Zeile zu Zeile immer mehr hineingezogen, wird süchtig von der Droge Spannung." Die Welt
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Saxonis Grammatici

Author : A. Holder
ISBN : 9785877937352
Genre : History
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Viking Women

Author : Lena Elisabeth Norrman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131614807
Genre : History
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At first glance, several literary portrayals of Viking Age women represent them as kings, as warriors, and as inciters of violence, which seems to contradict the image of the passive, housebound female figure. However, those images need to be read and re-interpreted with a measured critical suspicion. For example, several scholars have argued that those images tell little about the real history of Scandinavian and European women but instead represent fantasies expressed by later male authors. In contrast to the literary portrayals, Viking Age women and European women in the Middle Ages stayed at home and were not allowed to let their voices be heard publicly. In this groundbreaking study by Scandinavian scholar, Lena Norrman, this book posits that women had ways to communicate their lore through visual representations such as weavings and embroideries. The Overhogdal tapestries were found in the northern part of Sweden and dated to circa 1000 AD. Woven with locally-dyed wool and linen, these tapestries and weavings have received relatively little scholarly attention. According to the author, the Overhogdal tapestries tell the story of Siguror the Dragon Slayer, a depiction that comes more than 200 years earlier than the oldest manuscript of this well-known legend, which was disseminated through different parts of Northern Europe as well in Iceland and Greenland. Equally important, these textile representations are told from a female perspective where the focus is on love, passion, honor and revenge instead of finding the gold, magical weapons and depictions of the killing of the dragon. Using a refreshing perspective, the author's reading of these textiles is based on theories of oral tradition. She contextualizes these tapestries as narratives in circulation, and more specifically, argues that they allow us to "see" or read women's stories despite the fact that women's voices were silent. Such untraditional outlets as weavings and miracle writings contradict the view of women as silent, passive participants in the events that shaped history. With respect to the Viking Age, this book shows that women had ways to communicate their lore through visual representations such as weavings and embroideries, which are a crucial object of this study. This is a critical reference for scholars in Scandinavian studies and Women's studies.
Category: History

Die Laxd La Saga Im Spiegel Christlich Mittelalterlicher Tradition

Author : Gabriele Bensberg
ISBN : WISC:89073996548
Genre : Laxdæla saga
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Die Laxdoela saga gehört zu den literarisch anspruchsvollen lslendinga sögur und hat bereits vielfach das Interesse der Forschung auf sich gezogen. Die Kontroverse zwischen der These einer germanisch-heidnischen oder aber christlichen Genese der Sagaliteratur wurde hinsichtlich der Laxdoela meist zugunsten des erstgenannten Ansatzes entschieden. Die Interpretation dieser Arbeit geht diesbezüglich neue Wege, indem das Werk im Rahmen einer Gesamtanalyse konsequent in christlich-mittelalterliche Traditionsstränge eingebettet wird.
Category: Laxdæla saga