Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe

  title={Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe},
  author={Carol J. Clover},
  pages={363 - 387}
In chapter 32 of Gisla saga, two bounty hunters come to the wife of the outlawed Gisli and offer her sixty ounces of silver to reveal the whereabouts of her husband. At first Au5r resists, but then, eyeing the coins and muttering that "cash is a widow's best comfort," she asks to have the money counted out. The men do so. AuZtr pronounces the silver adequate and asks whether she may do with it what she wants. By all means, Eyjolfr replies. Then: 
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