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The Cold Counsel

The Women in Old Norse Literature and Myth

Edited by Sarah M. Anderson, Karen Swenson

© 2002 – Routledge

300 pages

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About the Book

Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure and ideology in medieval Iceland.

About the Editors

Sarah M. Anderson teaches in the Department of English at Princeton University, and Karen Swenson teaches at Virginia Tech University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies