The Postcolonial Middle Ages
Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
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Postcolonial Middle Ages by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Book DescriptionAn increased awareness of the importance of minority and subjugated voices to the histories and narratives which have previously excluded them has led to a wide-spread interest in the effects of colonization and displacement. This collection of essays is the first to apply post-colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and to critique that theory through the excavation of a distant past. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312239817
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
JEFFREY JEROME COHEN is Associate Professor of English and Human Sciences at George Washington University. He is the author of Of Giants: Sex, Monsters and the Middle Ages and the editor of Monster Theory and Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.
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