Sigurdson 2014 Violence

Title Information

Author: Erika Ruth Sigurdson

Title: Violence and Historical Authenticity

Subtitle: Rape (and Pillage) in Popular Viking Fiction

Journal: Scandinavian Studies

Volume: 86

Issue: 3

Year: Fall 2014

Pages: 249-267

ISSN: 0036-5637 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century | European History | Representations: Films, Literature

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Author: Erika Sigurdson, Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies) –

Abstract: »The article discusses the depiction of Viking rape, sexual behavior and pillage within popular culture from the 19th century through the early 21st century, including in the 1958 film "The Vikings," directed by Richard Fleischer and the books "Vanrad the Viking," by J. Storer Clouston and "The Last of the Vikings," by John Bowling. An overview of the portrayal of the putative violent life of the Vikings within popular culture is provided.« (Source: EBESCOhost)


  Rape in the Viking Age (p. 253)
  The Viking Revival and Its Sources (p.254)
  Historical Authenticity and Romantic Themes (p.258)
  Rape and Viking Masculinities (p. 262)
  Works Cited (p. 265)

Added: February 7, 2015 – Last updated: February 7, 2015