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The New Middle Ages

Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain

On Difficult Middles

Authors: Cohen, J.

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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.

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

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'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


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: In Medias Res

    Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

    Pages 1-10

  • Acts of Separation: Shaping Communal Bodies

    Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

    Pages 11-42

  • Between Belongings: History’s Middles

    Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

    Pages 43-76

  • In the Borderlands: The Identities of Gerald of Wales

    Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

    Pages 77-108

  • City of Catastrophes

    Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome

    Pages 109-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain
Book Subtitle
On Difficult Middles
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-08670-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-08670-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6971-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 256
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