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The Resource Old Norse women's poetry : the voices of female skalds, translated from the Old Norse, Sandra Ballif Straubhaar

Old Norse women's poetry : the voices of female skalds, translated from the Old Norse, Sandra Ballif Straubhaar

Label
Old Norse women's poetry : the voices of female skalds
Title
Old Norse women's poetry
Title remainder
the voices of female skalds
Statement of responsibility
translated from the Old Norse, Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • non
  • eng
Summary
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 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 skáldkonur of the Viking Age; Icelandic skáldkonur of the Sturlung Age (thirteenth century); additional early skáldkonur from the Islendingasögur and related material, not as historically verifiable as the first group; and mythical figures cited as reciting verse in the legendary sagas (fornaldarsögur). --
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Assigning source
From publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
Index
index present
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Straubhaar, Sandra Ballif
Series statement
Library of Medieval Women,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scalds and scaldic poetry
  • Old Norse poetry
  • Women poets, Scandinavian
  • Poets, Medieval
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Sagas
  • FICTION
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Old Norse poetry
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Sagas
  • Scalds and scaldic poetry
  • Women poets, Scandinavian
Label
Old Norse women's poetry : the voices of female skalds, translated from the Old Norse, Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Real people, real poetry -- 2. Quasi-historical people and poetry -- 3. Visionary women : women's dream-verse -- 4. Legendary heroines -- 5. Magic-workers, prophetesses, and alien maidens -- 6. Trollwomen
Control code
ocn731207943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846157806
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5zshh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731207943
Label
Old Norse women's poetry : the voices of female skalds, translated from the Old Norse, Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Real people, real poetry -- 2. Quasi-historical people and poetry -- 3. Visionary women : women's dream-verse -- 4. Legendary heroines -- 5. Magic-workers, prophetesses, and alien maidens -- 6. Trollwomen
Control code
ocn731207943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846157806
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5zshh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731207943

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