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Warriors, heroes and companions: negotiating masculinity in Viking-Age England

Hadley, D.M. (2008) Warriors, heroes and companions: negotiating masculinity in Viking-Age England. In: Crawford, S. and Hamerow, H., (eds.) Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History. Oxford University School of Archaeology , pp. 270-284. ISBN 978-1-905905-10-2


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Detailed analysis of the construction of gender identities has transformed our understanding of many aspects of early medieval society, yet the study of the Vikings in Britain has largely remained immune to this branch of scholarship. In responding to this lacuna, this paper examines the gendered dimension of the funerary record of the Scandinavians in England in the ninth and tenth centuries, and suggests that the emphasis on masculine display, in both the burial and the sculptural record, is not merely a quirk of survival, but rather it has much to reveal about the negotiation of lordship in the context of conquest and settlement.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Reproduced with permission from the publisher.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Archaeology (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Dr D.M. Hadley
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 18:00
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 10:22
Published Version: http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/84154/On...
Status: Published
Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5385

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