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Author Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir, 1963- author
Title Sagan af Guðrúnu Ketilsdóttur. English
A tale of a fool? : a microhistory of an 18th-century peasant woman / Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir
Imprint London ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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 Modern History Library  305.4094912 G977    AVAILABLE    30550100671021
Descript xii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Series Microhistories
Note "A Tale of a Fool? explores the life of Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, a peasant woman born in Iceland around 1759"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Women in a men's world -- One woman, one story -- Early years -- In service : clever and well-behaved -- Employment on her own terms -- When one door closes, another opens -- Guðrún at her professional peak -- Illugi Jónsson : a wolf in sheep's clothing? -- Alone again -- We all grow more craven with age -- Auction of Guðrún's worldly goods -- The bigger picture -- History of the manuscripts
Subject Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, 1759-1842
Women -- Iceland -- Biography
Women peasants -- Iceland -- Biography
Poor women -- Iceland -- Biography
Women household employees -- Iceland -- Biography
Iceland -- Biography
Women -- Iceland -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
Iceland -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
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