Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 6095
Author(s): Straubhaar, Sandra Ballif
Title : Nasty, Brutish, and Large: Cultural Difference and Otherness in the Figuration of the Trollwomen of the "Fornaldar sögur" [The author analyzes the encounters that heroes have with trollwomen in various legendary sagas (written down in the 13th and 14th centuries but circulating orally well before those centuries); the author argues that the mythic events can also be interpreted as sociological realities in which the trolls are Sámi women, threatening in their odd customs and strange appearance].
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 73., 2 (Summer 2001):  Pages 105 - 123.
Year of Publication: 2001.