Childhood in early Icelandic society : representations of children in the Icelandic Sagas

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dc.contributor Skandinavistik / Universität Tübingen de_CH Hansen, Anna de_DE 2004-01-30 de_DE 2014-03-18T09:51:40Z 2004-01-30 de_DE 2014-03-18T09:51:40Z 2002 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 109761898 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract Drawing especially on the research of the past decade, including works such as Shulamith Shahar’s 'Childhood in the Middle Ages' (1992) and Sally Crawford’s 'Childhood in Anglo-Saxon England' (1999), I have come to the conclusion that representations of children in the Icelandic sagas suggest that the thirteenth century Icelanders acknowledged an early phase of life, childhood, which was distinct from the latter phases of life, adulthood. Unlike Western twentieth century attitudes towards childhood, however, the thirteenth century Icelanders did not sentimentalize childhood, but rather viewed it as a learning stage, a crucial period for the acquisition of culture. My paper will examine specific representations of children from the Icelandic Íslendingasögur, detailing what we can learn about thirteenth century Icelandic attitudes towards children from such representations. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-nopod de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Saga , Island de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 890 de_DE
dc.subject.other Iceland , Childhood , representations of children , Íslendingasögur en
dc.title Childhood in early Icelandic society : representations of children in the Icelandic Sagas en
dc.type ConferenceObject de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Sonstige - Neuphilologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ conferenceObject de_DE 1057 de_DE
utue.opus.portal sagas de_DE
utue.opus.portalzaehlung 1.03000 de_DE


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