Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8310
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sayers , William.
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  • Title: Principled Women, Pressured Men: Nostalgia in "Fljótsdœla saga" [the last of the family sagas recalls an age in which heroic women and active men struggled for honor and material advantage].
  • Source: Reading Medieval Studies 22, ( 1996): Pages 21 - 62.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Family in Literature Fljotsdoela Saga [Saga of the People of Fljotsdalr] Gender in Literature Iceland Literature- Prose Masculinity in Literature Sagas Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Table: Three tables. The first table charts the mother and son protagonists (Droplaug and Helgi) along with their respective siblings and peers. The second table shows the motivational orientation of the chief women of the saga with respect to honor, kin, economy, and offines and allies. The third table charts the pressures to which male characters are subject.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Maryland
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09503129
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