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Popular Romance in Iceland : The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítía

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A late medieval Icelandic romance about the maiden-king of France, the Nítíða saga was extremely popular in its day and remained familiar in post-Reformation Iceland. It has not, however, received the comprehensive scholarly analysis it deserves, or that other Icelandic sagas have received. Sheryl McDonald Werronen corrects that here, offering a detailed study of the saga and its presentation of women and the Icelandic worldview, including questions of identity, gender, female solidarity, and the romance genre itself. 
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Literary Collections
Series Title: Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Sheryl Mcdonald Werronen
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51403531
UPC: 9789089647955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0263
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