Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8445
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Karras , Ruth Mazo.
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  • Title: Marriage and the Creation of Kin in the Sagas [The author concludes in part: "The fact that kinship networks were up for negotiation, that each conjugal unit in a sense selected for itself when which kinship bonds were the most important, meant that power within marriage was up for negotiation too. The default obligation for men was their blood relatives and for women seems rather to have been to their husbands; but the system was flexible enough that each couple worked out for itself which relationships were most important." (page 488).]
  • Source: Scandinavian Studies 75, 1 (Spring 2003): Pages 473 - 490.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Family in Literature Gisla Saga Surssonar Iceland Literature- Verse Marriage in Literature Revenge in Literature Sagas Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Scandinavia
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Minnesota
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00365637
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