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Between nature and culture: animals and humans in Old Norse literature

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This thesis demonstrates how animals and humans are interconnected in Old Norse literature. The two categories are both constructed and challenged in a variety of ways, depending on the textual genre and animal species. It thus reveals medieval Norse-Icelandic ideas, values, and beliefs about animals. The thesis is theoretical, comparative, and interdisciplinary, yet firmly rooted in a close reading of the sagas and analysis of their cultural-historical context.

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HUMS
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English Faculty
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2018-10-29

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