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Romance and Violence: Aristocratic Sexuality in Late Medieval Iceland
Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2253-5896
2013 (English)In: Mirator, ISSN 1457-2362, E-ISSN 1457-2362, Vol. 14, no 2, 79-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the interaction of political and sexual strategies when the Icelandic aristocracy was reorganized during the Late Middle Ages. The social changes in Iceland introduced a new sexual mindset that gave the aristocratic group a stronger affinity and accentuated the polarity between aristocratic masculinity and femininity. I will argue that emphasizing certain sexual norms was a way for the elite to define its own group, and that sexuality functioned as an important component when forming an aristocratic self-image. This is particularly evident in late medieval prose fiction from Iceland. As society was transformed, a courtly literature developed that reveals the aspirations of the political elite to become an aristocracy with a distinctive set of values and behaviours.

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Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylän yliopisto, Historian ja etnologian laitos , 2013. Vol. 14, no 2, 79-96 p.
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Iceland, Middle Ages, 14th Century, 15th Century, Aristocracy, Sexuality, Gender, Masculinity, Femininity, Sagas, Romances
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46235OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-46235DiVA: diva2:862123
Available from: 2015-10-20 Created: 2015-10-20 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved

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