The Postcolonial Middle Ages

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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Palgrave Macmillan, May 4, 2001 - History - 286 pages
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The increased importance of minority and subjugated voices has led to a new interest in the effects of colonization and displacement on medieval culture. 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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User Review  - ladymacbeth86 - LibraryThing

Excellent collection of essays, all focusing on diverse problems within medievalism and offering a postcolonial answer. Even though postcolonialism is not able to explain all of the theoretical ... Read full review

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This book is so cool! Well, in a weird way, it is. 14 different essays consider medieval texts from a postcolonial framework. The convergence of these two fields provides a fresh new perspective to each. Read full review

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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Associate Professor of English and Human Sciences at George Washington University. He blogs at http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/.

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