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Visions and ruins: Cultural memory and the untimely Middle Ages

Joshua Davies

Abstract

This book is a study of cultural memory in and of the British Middle Ages. It works with material drawn from across the medieval period – in Old English, Middle English and Latin, as well as material and visual culture – and explores modern translations, reworkings and appropriations of these texts to examine how images of the past have been created, adapted and shared. It interrogates how cultural memory formed, and was formed by, social identities in the Middle Ages and how ideas about the past intersected with ideas about the present and future. It also examines how the presence of the Midd ... More

Keywords: Medieval studies, Old English literature, Middle English literature, Medievalism, Visual culture, Material culture, Cultural memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526125934
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526125934.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Davies, author
Lecturer in Medieval Literature at King's College London