Sorceress Or Witch?: The Image of Gender in Medieval Iceland and Northern Europe. by Katherine Morris soon to be available at the brilliant BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Lanham, New York & London: University Press of America, 1991, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: Sorceress or Witch? is principally a literary study highlighting the thematic content of Icelandic literature as it compares with the legal, literary, and historical Germanic sources of early medieval Europe. The text discusses the characteristics of female witches: the seeress, the sorceress, witches and animals, the lascivious witch, and the cannibal woman. It is a kind of case study on how the change in the medieval religious Weltanschauung (from pagan to Christian) affected the role of women and magic.
Very Good. Faint lean. Title page lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
[XIII] 214 pages. Index. Bibliography. C Format (8½” x 5¼”).