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Essay on Viking Gender Roles

Back at the Queer Schola earlier this year, I taught a class where I attempted to survey what we know about Viking-era gender roles and how they were societally enforced.  Our knowledge is pretty fragmentary, but some conclusions can be reached by piecing together literary and archaelogical evidence.

I had a lot of help from my friends compiling the lecture notes / essay, but since I'm intending to teach it at Pennsic this year, I wanted to put it out to a broader audience.  For one thing, I want to be able to point the students in the class to the essay for citations and so they can read it later if they want to, but also because some of you will have criticisms that I'd like to incorporate so that I can address them.  Feedback welcome!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTU8-39MdCe7mN132s8Jy3bWkw4MUG33DKCbt6vrF1zuuZsnWd8FftI5tarbmSRVANyLmKU_IglNSpa/pub


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