Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7122
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cadden , Joan.
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  • Title: The Wealth They Left Us: Two Women Author Themselves Through Others' Lives in "Beowulf" [the author examines the cases of Wealhtheow who contemplates the story of Hildeburh mourning over her son and brother on the Finnsburg battlefield in order to avoid being a victim and of Hygd who considers the alternative of Thryth's life story, where she redeems her violence with generosity and a happy marriage].
  • Source: Philological Quarterly 78, (Winter/Spring 1999): Pages 49 - 76.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beowulf, Old English Epic Beowulf (Literary Figure) Hildeburh (Literary Figure) Hygd (Literary Figure) Queens in Literature Self in Literature Thryth (Literary Figure) Wealhtheow (Literary Figure) Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8-9
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Davis
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00317977
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