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Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain

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This study examines the monsters that haunt twelfth-century British texts, arguing that in these strange bodies are expressed fears and fantasies about community, identity and race during the period. Cohen finds the origins of these monsters in a contemporary obsession with blood, both the literal and metaphorical kind.

'Cohen is established as one of the prime researchers on monstrosity, masculinity and postcolonialism in medieval Britain, and the New Middle Ages Series as one of the most inventive in medieval studies...it makes for a riveting - entertaining as well as disconcerting - read about the important and neglected aftermath of 1066.' - TLS



Auteur
JEFFREY JEROME COHEN is Professor of English at George Washington University in Washington DC, USA.

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"Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain" examines an island made turbulent by conquest and civil war. Focusing upon history writing, ethnography, and saints' lives, this book details how community was imagined in the twelfth century; what role the monsterization of the Welsh, Irish and Jews played in bringing about English unity; and how writers who found the blood of two peoples mixed in their bodies struggled to find a vocabulary to express their identity. Its chapters explores the function and origin of myths like the unity and separateness of the English, the barbarism of the Celtic Fringe, the innate desire of Jews to murder Christian children as part of their Pesach ritual. Populated by wonders like a tempest formed of blood, a Saracen pope, strange creatures suspended between the animal and the human, and corpses animated with uncanny life, "Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain" maps how collective identities form through violent exclusions, and details the price paid by those who find themselves denied the possibility of belonging.



Contenu
Introduction: In medias res Acts of Separation: Shaping Communal Bodies Between Belongings: History's Middle In the Borderlands: The Identity of Gerald of Wales City of Catastrophes The Flow of Blood in Norwich Epilogue: In medias res

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain
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Code EAN: 9781403969712
ISBN: 978-1-4039-6971-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 488g
Taille: H18mm x B224mm x T146mm
Année: 2007
Auflage: 2007

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