Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 14139
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Contributor(s):
Title : Germanic Marriage : The Case of Medieval Iceland [The author analyzes the Germanic model of marriage, using written evidence from Iceland. Jochens characterizes pagan marriage as a commercial contract with the right to consent for both the woman and the man. Another important concept, marital fidelity,
Source: The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy.   Edited by Sherry Roush and Cristelle L. Baskins .   Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005.  Pages 55 - 65.
Year of Publication: 2005.

2. Record Number: 10704
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
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.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 5127
Author(s): Cormack, Margaret
Contributor(s):
Title : Fyr kné Meyio: Notes on Childbirth in Medieval Iceland [The author examines various texts that describe childbirth; she concludes that there were a variety of positions that the laboring woman could assume but they did not include on hands and knees].
Source: Saga Book , 25., 3 ( 2000):  Pages 314 - 315.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 3653
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Contributor(s):
Title : Triangularity in the Pagan North: The Case Of Bjorn Arngeirsson and Thórthr Kolbeinsson [The author argues that Bjorn and Thórthr care less for the woman Oddny than for their rivalry beginning with Thórthr's homoerotic attraction to the young Bjorn].
Source: Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray .   Garland Medieval Casebooks, volume 25. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, volume 2078. Garland Publishing, 1999. Saga Book , 25., 3 ( 2000):  Pages 111 - 134.
Year of Publication: 1999.

5. Record Number: 4314
Author(s): Overing, Gillian R.
Contributor(s):
Title : A Body in Question: Aging, Community and Gender in Medieval Iceland [The author argues that old women were stereotyped as nasty gossips or agents of evil unless there were mitigating factors of wealth, status, or class].
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 29., 2 (Spring 1999):  Pages 211 - 225.
Year of Publication: 1999.

6. Record Number: 3520
Author(s): Auerbach, Loren.
Contributor(s):
Title : Female Experience and Authorial Intention in "Laxdoela Saga" [The author argues that Gudrún's wasted potential is the overarching theme of the saga and that more generally the question is how intelligent, capable women can function in society on an equal level with men].
Source: Saga Book , 1., ( 1998):  Pages 30 - 52.
Year of Publication: 1998.

7. Record Number: 3618
Author(s): Wrightson, Kellinde.
Contributor(s):
Title : Drápa af Maríugrát, the Joys and Sorrows of the Virgin and Christ, and the Dominican Rosary
Source: Saga Book , 24., 5 ( 1997):  Pages 283 - 292.
Year of Publication: 1997.

8. Record Number: 2545
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Make Me a Match: Motifs of Betrothal in the Sagas of the Icelanders [discusses the desirable characteristics for husbands and wives and the particular cases of only daughters and widows].
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 69., 3 (Summer 1997):  Pages 296 - 319.
Year of Publication: 1997.

9. Record Number: 5388
Author(s): Bagge, Sverre.
Contributor(s):
Title : Women in Old Norse Society and Their Images in Literature [The author analyzes at length two books by Jenny Jochens, "Women in Old Norse Society" and "Old Norse Images of Women"].
Source: Collegium Medievale , 10., 40180 ( 1997):  Pages 175 - 183.
Year of Publication: 1997.

10. Record Number: 20791
Author(s): Wrightson, Kellinde
Contributor(s):
Title : The Jilted Fiancée: The Old Icelandic Miracle Poem "Vitnisvísur af Maríu" and its Modern English Translation
Source: Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 15., 1 ( 1997):  Pages 117 - 136.
Year of Publication: 1997.

11. Record Number: 3589
Author(s): Grundy, Stephan.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Viking's Mother: Relations Between Mothers and Their Grown Sons in Icelandic Sagas
Source: Medieval Mothering.   Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1996. Reading Medieval Studies , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 223 - 237.
Year of Publication: 1996.

12. Record Number: 2994
Author(s): Itnyre, Cathy Jorgensen.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Emotional Universe of Medieval Icelandic Fathers and Sons [discusses the qualities that fathers want to find in their sons including courage, obedience, concern for family honor, and a physical ressemblance to the father; also breifly discusses the qualities that dissapoint including cowardice, disobedience, and associating with bad company].
Source: Medieval Family Roles: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Cathy Jorgensen Itnyre .   Garland Publishing, 1996. Saga Book , 24., 5 ( 1997):  Pages 173 - 196.
Year of Publication: 1996.

13. Record Number: 1430
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Contributor(s):
Title : Old Norse Sexuality: Men, Women, and Beasts
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996. Saga Book , 24., 5 ( 1997):  Pages 369 - 400.
Year of Publication: 1996.

14. Record Number: 877
Author(s): Wolf, Kirsten.
Contributor(s):
Title : Amazons in Vínland [the character and behavior of Freydís Eiríksdóttir in two sagas].
Source: JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology , 95., 4 (Oct. 1996):  Pages 469 - 485.
Year of Publication: 1996.

15. Record Number: 2432
Author(s): Sayers, William.
Contributor(s):
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.
Year of Publication: 1996.

16. Record Number: 5
Author(s): Clover, Carol J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Maiden Warriors and Other Sons
Source: Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society.   Edited by Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler .   Boydell Press, 1995. Medium Aevum , 64., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 75 - 87. Originally published in Journal of English and Germanic Philology (1986): 35-49
Year of Publication: 1995.

17. Record Number: 1982
Author(s): Heinrichs, Anne.
Contributor(s):
Title : Die jüngere und die ältere Thóra: Form und Bedeutung einer Episode in Haukdœla Tháttr
Source: Alvíssmál , 5., ( 1995):  Pages 3 - 28.
Year of Publication: 1995.

18. Record Number: 500
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Contributor(s):
Title : Woman- Kennings in the "Gísla saga Súrssonar": A Study [Second International Medieval Conference, University of Leeds, July 10-13, 1995. Session 102].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):
Year of Publication: 1995.

19. Record Number: 114
Author(s): Larrington, Carolyne.
Contributor(s):
Title : Leizla Rannveigar: Gender and Politics in the Otherworld Vision [sinful woman's vision of hell and heaven].
Source: Medium Aevum , 64., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 232 - 249.
Year of Publication: 1995.

20. Record Number: 11166
Author(s): Cormack, Margaret
Contributor(s):
Title : Visions, Demons, and Gender in the Sagas of Icelandic Saints
Source: Collegium Medievale , 7., ( 1994):  Pages 185 - 209.
Year of Publication: 1994.

21. Record Number: 2808
Author(s): Mundal, Else.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Position of Women in Old Norse Society and the Basis for Their Power [author emphasizes the goading women in sagas who spur on the hero; the author suggests that women's power lay in being judges of men's honor].
Source: Nora: Nordic Journal of Women's Studies , 2., 1 ( 1994):  Pages 3 - 11.
Year of Publication: 1994.

22. Record Number: 10283
Author(s): Sayers, William.
Contributor(s):
Title : Sexual Identity, Cultural Integrity, Verbal and Other Magic in Episodes from "Laxdoela saga" and "Kormáks saga" [The article examines several episodes from two sagas in order to show how threats of verbal magic, questionable sexual identity, and cultural permeability were conceptualized and tolerated in Icelandic society. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Arkiv för nordisk filologi , 107., ( 1992):  Pages 131 - 155.
Year of Publication: 1992.

23. Record Number: 11044
Author(s): Finlay, Alison.
Contributor(s):
Title : Níð, Adultery and Feud in "Bjarnar Saga Hítdoelakappa" [The author examines the treatment of adultery and feud in Bjarnar Saga, paying particular attention to „nio,‰ a multivalent term which refers to verbal, sexualized violence, and which takes on symbolic power in the Saga. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Saga Book , 23., 3 ( 1991):  Pages 158 - 178.
Year of Publication: 1991.

24. Record Number: 11778
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : A Smorgasbord of Sexual Practices [The essay surveys a variety of sexual practices, from adultery to bestiality, described in varying detail in Icelandic sagas and other sources. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991. Arkiv för nordisk filologi , 107., ( 1992):  Pages 145 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1991.

25. Record Number: 10689
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Illicit Love Visit: An Archaeology of Old Norse Sexuality [The author studies the topos of the illicit love visit in Icelandic family sagas in order to elucidate the impact of Christianity upon Scandinavian notions of female sexuality. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the History of Sexuality , 1., 3 ( 1991):  Pages 357 - 392.
Year of Publication: 1991.