Old Norse Women s Poetry The Voices of Female Skalds The rich and compelling corpus of Old Norse poetry is one of the most important and influential areas of medieval European literature What is less well known however is the quantity of the material

  • Title: Old Norse Women's Poetry: The Voices of Female Skalds
  • Author: Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
  • ISBN: 9781843842712
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The rich and compelling corpus of Old Norse poetry is one of the most important and influential areas of medieval European literature What is less well known, however, is the quantity of the material which can be attributed to women skalds This book, intended for a broad audience, presents a bilingual edition Old Norse and English of this material, from the ninth to thThe rich and compelling corpus of Old Norse poetry is one of the most important and influential areas of medieval European literature What is less well known, however, is the quantity of the material which can be attributed to women skalds This book, intended for a broad audience, presents a bilingual edition Old Norse and English of this material, from the ninth to the thirteenth century and beyond, with commentary and notes The poems here reflect the dramatic and often violent nature of the sagas their subject matter features Viking Age shipboard adventures and shipwrecks prophecies curses declarations of love and of revenge duels, feuds and battles encounters with ghosts marital and family discord and religious insults, among many other topics Their authors fall into four main categories pre Christian Norwegian and Icelandic skaldkonur of the Viking Age Icelandic skaldkonur of the Sturlung Age thirteenth century additional early skaldkonur from the Islendingasogur and related material, not as historically verifiable as the first group and mythical figures cited as reciting verse in the legendary sagas fornaldarsogur Sandra Ballif Straubhaar is Senior Lecturer in Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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    One Reply to “Old Norse Women's Poetry: The Voices of Female Skalds”

    1. An odd project-- gathering all the poetry spoken by female characters in the Icelandic sagas with the thought that they tell us about female poets of the era-- but really fun to read: fast and fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoyed the poetry and translation.

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