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Women in Old Norse Society by Jenny Jochens
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Women in Old Norse Society (edition 1998)

by Jenny Jochens (Author)

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Jenny Jochens captures in fascinating detail the lives of women in pagan and early Christian Iceland and Norway--their work, sexual behavior, marriage customs, reproductive practices, familial relations, leisure activities, religious practices, and legal constraints and protections. Women in Old Norse Society places particular emphasis on changing sexual mores and the impact of Christianity as imposed by the clergy and Norwegian kings. It also demonstrates the vital role women played in economic production.… (more)
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Title:Women in Old Norse Society
Authors:Jenny Jochens (Author)
Info:Cornell University Press (1998), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages
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Jenny Jochens takes the Norse sagas and laws of Norway and Iceland and provides us with a view into how women lived, how they were viewed, and what changed when the pagan religion was replaced by Christianity. A fascinating read. ( )
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Jenny Jochens captures in fascinating detail the lives of women in pagan and early Christian Iceland and Norway--their work, sexual behavior, marriage customs, reproductive practices, familial relations, leisure activities, religious practices, and legal constraints and protections. Women in Old Norse Society places particular emphasis on changing sexual mores and the impact of Christianity as imposed by the clergy and Norwegian kings. It also demonstrates the vital role women played in economic production.

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