Women in the Viking Age by Judith Jesch

Women in the Viking Age Paperback Oct 24 1991

By Judith Jesch
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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.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
The Boydell Press
Publication date
Oct 24 1991
Language
English
Pages
248
ISBN-13
9780851153605
ISBN-10
0851153607
Weight
354g
Dimensions
156.0mm x 234.0mm