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‘Warrior-women’ in Viking Age Scandinavia? A preliminary archaeological study

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Show simple item record Gardeła, Leszek 2015-04-24T11:40:44Z 2015-04-24T11:40:44Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation L. Gardeła, 2013. ‘Warrior-women’ in Viking Age Scandinavia? A preliminary archaeological study. Analecta Archaeologica Ressoviensia 8, 273–340 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2084-4409
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to provide a new contribution to the debates on Viking Age women by focusing on a rather controversial notion of ‘female warriors’. The core of the article comprises a preliminary survey of archaeological evidence for female graves with weapons (axes, spears, swords and arrowheads) from Viking Age Scandinavia. Attention is focused not only on the types of weapons deposited with the deceased, but first and foremost on the meanings which similar practices may have had for the past societies. The author discusses why, where and how the weapons were placed in female graves and attempts to trace some patterns in this unusual funerary behaviour. In addition to exploring the funerary evidence, the iconographic representations of what could be regarded as ‘female warriors’ are also briefly considered. Lastly, a few remarks are also made on the notion of armed women in the textual sources. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Institute of Archaeology Rzeszów University pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Fundacja Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Uznanie autorstwa 3.0 Polska *
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dc.subject Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::Archaeology subjects::Archaeology pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject Viking Age pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject Scandinavia pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject women pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject weapons pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject funerary practices pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject atypical burials pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title ‘Warrior-women’ in Viking Age Scandinavia? A preliminary archaeological study pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title.alternative Wojownicze kobiety w wikińskiej Skandynawii? Wstępne studium archeologiczne pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8

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