Biscuit and Robin. (Robin is the one in glasses).
Happy New Year to my
Though all the scenes are based on actual events, in several instances, where primary source material was lacking, I offered my best approximation of specific details."Based on actual events," huh?
I don't know that I'd be in a rush to read another non-fiction book by Nancy Marie Brown. On the other hand, if she ever publishes any translations of those sagas, I'm there.Song of the Vikings isn't quite that, but it's the next best thing: the story of how the sagas and myths came to be written down, and the biography of the man who did the writing. It's a subject that play's to Brown's strengths (hugely evocative writing, a sense of place and time, deep knowledge, passion for the subject) and largely avoids her weaknesses (a lack of intellectual discipline).
|Long Beards||Short Beards|
|Women Gaining Power||"Male facial hair was an attempt to assert masculinity in the face of a threat."||"The growth of shaving reflected the increasing acceptance of feminine norms in the public sphere."|
|Women Losing Power||"Male facial hair reflected the increasing dominance of the untamed and unfeminized male."||"Men's beards were not required, because the disempowerment of women did not require a further assertion of masculinity."|