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The New Middle Ages

The Postcolonial Middle Ages

Editors: Cohen, J. (Ed.)

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An increased awareness of the importance of minority and subjugated voices to the histories and narratives which have previously excluded them has led to a wide-spread interest in the effects of colonization and displacement. This collection of essays is the first to apply post-colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and to critique that theory through the excavation of a distant past. The essays examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism in order to expose the mechanisms of oppression through which 'aboriginal' 'native' or simply pre-existent cultures are displaced, eradicated, or transformed.

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JEFFREY JEROME COHEN is Associate Professor of English and Human Sciences at George Washington University. He is the author of Of Giants: Sex, Monsters and the Middle Ages and the editor of Monster Theory and Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.

Reviews

'...an impressive accomplishment, exemplifying the many possible opportunities and potential difficulties medievalists face in engaging and contributing to a significant strand of cultural studies.' - Speculum

'The volume is a very strong compilation, and indeed a useful guide to the richness of post-colonial enquiry...The real strength of this book resides in the range and diversity of the topics it examines and the quality of many of the contributions.' - Cynthia J. Neville, Canadian Journal of History


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction Midcolonial

    Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

    Pages 1-17

  • From Due East to True North: Orientalism and Orientation

    Akbari, Suzanne Conklin

    Pages 19-34

  • Coming Out of Exile: Dante on the Orient Express

    Biddick, Kathleen

    Pages 35-52

  • Chaucer after Smithfield: From Postcolonial Writer to Imperialist Author

    Bowers, John M.

    Pages 53-66

  • Cilician Armenian Métissage and Hetoum’s la Fleur Des Histoires de La Terre D’orient

    Burger, Glenn

    Pages 67-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Postcolonial Middle Ages
Editors
  • J. Cohen
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10734-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230107342
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-23981-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 286
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