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Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages : Archipelago, Island, England
by J. Cohen


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780230603264
  • ISBN-10: 0230603262
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publish Date: July 2008
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds

Series: New Middle Ages

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Books > Literary Criticism > Medieval
Books > History > Europe - Medieval
Books > Social Science > Anthropology - Cultural & Social

 
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