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Well illustrated, closely argued and fascinating GUARDIANViking studies have always concentrated on male vikings, the Scandinavian warriors and merchants who emerged on the European scene in the late eighth century this is the first book length study to investigate what women did in the Viking age Judith Jesch assembles the clues provided by archaeology, runic inscriptions, place and personal names, art history and Old Norse literature to illuminate aspects of the lives of women in the Viking age on the farms and in the trading centres of Scandinavia, abroad on Viking expeditions, and as settlers in the Viking colonies from Greenland to Russia Her study offers a new perspective on Viking society, very different from the traditional image of a violent and male dominated worldJUDITH JESCH lectures in Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham

10 thoughts on “Women in the Viking Age

  1. JoJo JoJo says:

    An academic work with excellent reference and quite readable not always so with such research Supported with a variety of evidence both archeological and through contextual literature and thorough for a subject so hard up for concrete resource.

  2. Norbert Schnitzelgruber Norbert Schnitzelgruber says:

    Thoroughly recommended

  3. P. Wiltshire P. Wiltshire says:

    Jesch provides a refreshingly objective view upon not only the lives of women in this much mythologised time period, but also, through them, upon their male counterparts.

  4. sean sean says:

    Easy to understand, wide breadth and a good introduction to the topic

  5. Linda Linda says:

    I am a re enactor in a Viking and Saxon group so found this book very useful for research, I have referred to it on several occasions.

  6. briony mwakalenga briony mwakalenga says:

    friend was very pleased with the gift she is involved in re enactment.

  7. jessie jessie says:

    good to read, not a novel but is informative.

  8. J E Bennett J E Bennett says:

    Very good book full of information and detail on this subject and very well written.

  9. mbg mbg says:

    The book made it fast and in perfect condition The only thing is that it is research on women in the viking age, and altough it is a good starting point, it is not a feminist research since it is conducted from a presentist and androcentric point of view.

  10. Caroline PROVOST Caroline PROVOST says:

    Analyse pr cise et sourc e