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Pre-Feudal Women

Janet T. Buck

Abstract


Buck looks at social forces that can be perceived in the poem Beowulf and discovers that the early medieval North European rearing produced a wonderful "breed" of warriors and fellow-warriors, with attractively tragic and pathetic women in the burh-loca of all their backgrounds. Their form of social bonding can be relied on only to produce more of the same, hence is not appropriate at present to our society.

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