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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Richarden_US
dc.creatorBergen, Kristinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-30T11:32:14Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:09:29Z
dc.date.available2006-12-21T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:09:29Z
dc.date.created2006-11en_US
dc.date.issued2006-11-21en_US
dc.date.submittedNovember 2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-11302006-113214en_US
dc.description.abstractCold Counsels and Hot Tempers: The Development of the Germanic Amazon in Old Norse Literature will trace how the evolution of the powerful woman in literature shaped the development of female characters in the classical Icelandic family sagas and the Fornaldarsögur, or later sagas of ancient times. The thesis will focus on the conception and representation of the proverb “köld eru kvenna ráð” – cold are the counsels of women – specifically tracing the function of women in feud structures and folk motifs that involve assault and acts of revenge. In the early Germanic sources, women are direct participants in violence; they train themselves in warfare, take up weapons, begin feuds, avoid unwanted marriages and hold kingdoms through force of arms. In later Norse literature, women rely on verbal persuasion to force men into action; they use goading, seduction, and insult to engage men in violence. Cold Counsels and Hot Tempers will examine these changes in women’s roles and investigate the different methods women use to access power.en_US
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dc.subjectgermanic amazonen_US
dc.subjectamazonen_US
dc.subjectcold counselsen_US
dc.subjectnorse literatureen_US
dc.titleCold counsels and hot tempers : the development of the Germanic Amazon in Old Norse literatureen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US


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