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Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages

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Through close readings of both familiar and obscure medieval texts, the contributors to this volume attempt to read England as a singularly powerful entity within a vast geopolitical network. This capacious world can be glimpsed in the cultural flows connecting the Normans of Sicily with the rulers of England, or Chaucer with legends arriving from Bohemia. It can also be seen in surprising places in literature, as when green children are discovered in twelfth-century Yorkshire or when Welsh animals begin to speak of the long history of their land s colonization. The contributors to this volume seek moments of cultural admixture and heterogeneity within texts that have often been assumed to belong to a single, national canon, discovering moments when familiar and bounded space erupt into unexpected diversity and infinite realms.

JEFFREY JEROME COHEN is Professor and Chair of English, The George Washington University, USA.

Between Diaspora and Conquest: Norman Assimilation in Marie de France's Esope and Petrus Alfonsi's Disciplina Clericalis; S. Conklin Akbari Reliquia : Writing Relics in Anglo-Norman Durham; H. Blurton Cultural Difference and the Meaning of Latinity in Asser's Life of King Alfred; D. Townsend Green Children from Another World, or The Archipelago in England; J. J. Cohen Beyond British Boundaries in the Historia regum Britanniae ; M. Wenthe Arthur's Two Bodies and the Bare Life of the Archives; K. Biddick The Instructive Other Within: Secularized Jews in The Siege of Jerusalem; R. P. Schiff Subversive Histories: Strategies of Identity in Scottish Historiography; K. Terrell Sleeping with an Elephant: Wales and England in the Mabinogion; J. K. Williams Chaucer and the War of the Maidens; J. Ganim The Signs and Location of a Flight (or Return?) of Time: The Old English Wonders of the East and the Gujarat Massacre; E. Joy

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Titre: Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages
Sous-titre: Archipelago, Island, England
Code EAN: 9780230614123
ISBN: 978-0-230-61412-3
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Palgrave Macmillan US
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Religion, théologie
nombre de pages: 240
Parution: 04.08.2008
Année: 2008
Taille de fichier: 4.7 MB

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