“The Double-armed Man” - Images of the Medieval in Early Modern Military Idealism

Barker, Simon (1992) “The Double-armed Man” - Images of the Medieval in Early Modern Military Idealism. In: From Medieval to Medievalism. Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 101-121. ISBN 978-1-349-22233-9

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Abstract

The book surveys medieval literature from both a critical and an historical standpoint. Medieval literature is increasingly seen as an area of intense specialism which is to be treated differently from other areas of English Studies. The essays collected here try to overturn this perception in two ways. Firstly, there is a demonstration of the ways in which modern critical approaches and perspectives work with the medieval text. Secondly, the idea of the medieval is shown, historically, to be a discourse which has been given different symbolic values and served different social purposes.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary history
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Heather Robbins
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 09:24
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 09:48
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2577

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