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Women in the Viking Age

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Well-illustrated, closely argued and fascinating. GUARDIAN This is the first book-length study in English to investigate what women did in the Viking age, both at home in Scandinavia and in the Viking colonies from Greenland to Russia. Evidence for their lives is fragmentary, but Judith Jesch assembles the clues provided by archaeology, runic inscriptions, place names and personal names, foreign historical records and Old Norse literature and mythology. These sources illuminate different aspects of women's lives in the Viking age, on the farms and in the trading centres of Scandinavia, abroad on Viking expeditions, and as settlers in places such as Iceland and the British Isles. Women in the Viking Age explores anunfamiliar aspect of medieval history and offers a new perspective on Viking society, very different from the traditional picture of a violent and male-dominated world. JUDITH JESCH is Reader in Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Synopsis:

Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of the women of the Viking Age.

Synopsis:

Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851153605
Author:
Jesch, Judith
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.31x6.01x.56 in. .78 lbs.

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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