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The Resource Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain : on difficult middles, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain : on difficult middles, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

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Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain : on difficult middles
Title
Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain
Title remainder
on difficult middles
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain examines an island made turbulent by conquest and civil war. Focusing upon history writing, ethnography, and saints' lives, this book details how community was imagined in the twelfth century; what role the monsterization of the Welsh, Irish and Jews played in bringing about English unity; and how writers who found the blood of two peoples mixed in their bodies struggled to find a vocabulary to express their identity. Its chapters explores the function and origin of myths like the unity and separateness of the English, the barbarism of the Celtic Fringe, the innate desire of Jews to murder Christian children as part of their Pesach ritual. Populated by wonders like a tempest formed of blood, a Saracen pope, strange creatures suspended between the animal and the human, and corpses animated with uncanny life, Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain maps how collective identities form through violent exclusions, and details the price paid by those who find themselves denied the possibility of belonging."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome
Dewey number
305.8009/02
Index
index present
LC call number
DA125.A1
LC item number
C63 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Cultural fusion
  • Great Britain
  • Group identity
  • Great Britain
  • Racism
  • Monsters
Label
Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain : on difficult middles, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-245) 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
Control code
61724514
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781403969712
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005054640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781403969712
Label
Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain : on difficult middles, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-245) 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
Control code
61724514
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781403969712
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005054640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781403969712

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