15. Violence

  1. Jacqueline Stodnick and
  2. Renée R. Trilling
  1. Mary Louise Fellows

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch15

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

How to Cite

Fellows, M. L. (2012) Violence, in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies (eds J. Stodnick and R. R. Trilling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch15

Author Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330199

Online ISBN: 9781118328828



  • violence, sexual violence and disorder, warranting perpetrator's condemnation;
  • feminists, and reassessment of perceptions about women's role in Anglo-Saxon;
  • Jacques Le Goff's, shift of attention from sexual victims toward perpetrators;
  • Le Goff's, and resonance for a study of Anglo-Saxon sexual violence;
  • Old English homilies, hagiographies, law-codes, disorder/order dyad of Anglo-Saxons;
  • understanding salvation history, crucial to sexual violence in Anglo-Saxon legal texts;
  • feminist and Riddle 12 as homosocial, for Anglo-Saxon, alternative interpretations needed


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Disorder/Order Dyad and Sexual Violence

  • The Exeter Book Riddles and Sexual Violence

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References