Old Norse Images of Women

Old Norse Images of Women

Jenny Jochens

1996 | 320 pages | Cloth $79.95
Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

1. The Germanic-Nordic Continuum

DIVINE IMAGES
2. Ancient Female Figures
3. The Classical Nordic Pantheon: Goddesses and Gender

HUMAN IMAGES
4. The Warrior Woman
5. The Prophetess/Sorceress
6. The Avenger
7. The Whetter: Brynhildr
8. The Nordic Whetter

Conclusion

Appendix 1. Sources
—Latin Evidence
—Runes
—Northern Vernacular Writing
Appendix 2. Historiography of Norse Women

Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index