Maps and Monsters in Medieval England
"This study centers on issues of marginality and monstrosity in medieval England. In the middle ages, geography was viewed as divinely ordered, so Britain's location at the periphery of the inhabitable world caused anxiety among its inhabitants. Far from the world's holy center, the geographic margins were considered monstrous. Medieval geography, for centuries scorned as crude, is now the subject of several careful studies. Monsters have likewise been the subject of recent attention in the growing field of "monster studies," though few works situate these creatures firmly in their specific historical contexts."--pub website.
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Medieval English Manuscripts Maps and Monsters A Users Guide
Mapping the Outer Edges of the World
Chapter One Mythical Origins
Chapter Two Mapping Identity
Chapter Three The Monsters on the Edge
The Marvels of the East over Three Centuries and a Millennium
Chapter Four The Reality and Persistence of Monsters
Chapter Five Containment and Consumption
Chapter Six Monstrous Sin and Salvation
Lexical Spaces as Battlegrounds
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