A Knight at the Movies
Medieval History on Film
By (author) John Aberth
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Knight at the Movies by John Aberth
Book DescriptionImagining the Middle Ages is an unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh in on popular depictions of the past, since so much of the public's knowledge of history comes from popular mediums. Aberth dissects how each film interpreted the period, offering estimations of the historical accuracy of the works and demonstrating how they project their own contemporary era's obsessions and fears onto the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415938853
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Aberth
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"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.
From the Brink of the Apocalypse, Hardback (November 2009)
Describes how the lives of ordinary people in the Middle Ages were transformed by a series of crises. This book also shows how cultural assumptions, including a belief in the apocalypse, gave people an ability to face up positively to these problems.
Black Death, Paperback (March 2005)
This new text offers a wealth of documentary material focused on the initial outbreak of the plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century.
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An unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh in on popular depictions of the past, since so much of the public's
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Author Biography - John Aberth
John Aberthreceived his Ph.D. in medieval history from Cambridge University in England and teaches history at several colleges in Vermont. He is author of From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages , also published by Routledge.
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