Friday, April 14, 2017


Pity the Poor Viking

Allen J. Frantzen, "Viking," Anglo-Saxon Keywords (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), pp. 274-277 (at 274):
Pity the Viking. Modern scholarship, relentless dismantler of stereotypes, has trimmed his blond hair, disputed the blueness of his eyes, and taken away his horned helmet (Loyn 1977:10; Frank 2000).

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