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The Resource Barbarian memory : the legacy of early medieval history in early modern literature, Nicholas Birns

Barbarian memory : the legacy of early medieval history in early modern literature, Nicholas Birns

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Barbarian memory : the legacy of early medieval history in early modern literature
Title
Barbarian memory
Title remainder
the legacy of early medieval history in early modern literature
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Birns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates the use of Late Antique European history (roughly, the fall of Rome and the establishment of barbarian kingdoms) by late medieval and Renaissance writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Davenant, Trissino, and Corneille. Barbarian memory in this era was seen as at once a rousing evocation of ethnic origin and an embarrassing reminder of an era of disruptive invasions and strange, uncouth names within a European fabric that desired to see itself as seamless. We see the stories of Goths, Vandals, and Lombards crop up from Spain to Sweden, from major texts like Hamlet and Don Quixote to virtually unread works such as Corneille's Pertharite or Davenant's Gondibert. The issues of ethnicity and religion raised by the barbarian era makes its representation very different from that of the classical world, and makes the book an investigation not just of this particular topic but how time and history conceived in the early modern period
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birns, Nicholas
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M534
LC item number
B57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave Pivot
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  • Literature, Medieval
  • European literature
  • Europe
Label
Barbarian memory : the legacy of early medieval history in early modern literature, Nicholas Birns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Barbarian memory and the uncanny past -- Chaucer, Gower, and barbarian history: "The Man of Law's Tale" and the prologue to Gower's Confessio Amantis -- Rome, Christianity, and barbarian memory in Titus Andronicus -- Rhyme, barbarism, and manners from Trissino to Corneille
Control code
871200679
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 131 pages
Isbn
9781137364555
Lccn
2012474508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871200679
Label
Barbarian memory : the legacy of early medieval history in early modern literature, Nicholas Birns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Barbarian memory and the uncanny past -- Chaucer, Gower, and barbarian history: "The Man of Law's Tale" and the prologue to Gower's Confessio Amantis -- Rome, Christianity, and barbarian memory in Titus Andronicus -- Rhyme, barbarism, and manners from Trissino to Corneille
Control code
871200679
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 131 pages
Isbn
9781137364555
Lccn
2012474508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871200679

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