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Old Norse Women's Poetry: The Voices of Female Skalds (Library of Medieval Women)

Sandra Ballif Straubhaar

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ISBN 10: 1843842718 / ISBN 13: 9781843842712
Published by D.S.Brewer, 2011
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Title: Old Norse Women's Poetry: The Voices of ...

Publisher: D.S.Brewer

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Text, with English translation in two formats, of all the Old Norse poetry attributed to women - skaldkonur.


[O]ffers a lively and accessible introduction to the work of female poets in medieval Scandinavian texts. [...] seeks to give voice to the impressive range of women's poetry found within the corpus of Old Norse-Icelandic literature [...] the volume is admirable in its focus on female poets who have traditionally claimed less scholarly attention than their male counterparts. SAGA-BOOK<br /><br /> Drawing on the most up-to-date Norse texts available [...] Straubhaar's collection will be useful for Norse scholars thinking about poetic aspects of gender, literary scholars of European literature interested in gender conceptualisations, and should even appeal to the casual reader. MEDIUM AEVUM

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