The New Middle Ages

Byzantine Ecocriticism

Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance

Authors: Goldwyn, Adam J.

  • 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. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Byzantine Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis

    Goldwyn, Adam J.

    Pages 1-38

  • Zoomorphic and Anthomorphic Metaphors in the “Proto-Romance” Digenis Akritis

    Goldwyn, Adam J.

    Pages 39-84

  • Rape, Consent, and Ecofeminist Narratology in the Komnenian Novels

    Goldwyn, Adam J.

    Pages 85-146

  • Witches and Nature Control in the Palaiologan Romances and Beyond

    Goldwyn, Adam J.

    Pages 147-190

  • Byzantine Posthumanism: Autopoiesis, Sympoiesis, and Making Kin in the Gardens of Romance

    Goldwyn, Adam J.

    Pages 191-233

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69203-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69202-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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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
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 240
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