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The New Middle Ages

Byzantine Ecocriticism

Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance

Authors: Goldwyn, Adam J.

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  • Embraces ecofeminism for the study of Byzantine literature and culture
  • Examines depictions of women, romance, and nature in Byzantine literature to deconstruct underlying hegemonies
  • Analyzes the ideologies of power and control between women, men, and the environment
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Byzantine Ecocriticism: Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance applies literary ecocriticism to the imaginative fiction of the Greek world from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Through analyses of hunting, gardening, bride-stealing, and warfare, Byzantine Ecocriticism exposes the attitudes and behaviors that justified human control over women, nature, and animals; the means by which such control was exerted; and the anxieties surrounding its limits. Adam Goldwyn thus demonstrates the ways in which intersectional ecocriticism, feminism, and posthumanism can be applied to medieval texts, and illustrates how the legacies of medieval and Byzantine environmental practice and ideology continue to be relevant to contemporary ecological and environmental concerns.

About the authors

Adam J. Goldwyn is Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature and English at North Dakota State University, USA. He is co-translator of The Allegories of the Iliad (2015), a paraphrase of the Homeric epic by the twelfth-century Byzantine grammarian John Tzetzes. 

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“This book is a pathbreaking study in the field of Byzantine literature. … the book is meant to be accessible also to a nonspecialist audience. … All in all, Goldwyn’s volume on Byzantine ecocriticism is a successful attempt to apply an innovative approach to medieval Greek romance and to show how meaningful modern ideologies and theoretical elaborations can be in interpreting premodern texts.” (Rachele Ricceri, Speculum, Vol. 94 (4), October, 2019)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Byzantine Ecocriticism
Book Subtitle
Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69203-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69203-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69202-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88730-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 240
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