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Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature

Author: Aisling Byrne
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new perspective on the otherworlds of medieval literature. These fantastical realms are among the most memorable places in medieval writing, by turns beautiful and monstrous, alluring and terrifying. Passing over a river or sea, or entering into a hollow hill, heroes come upon strange and magical realms. These places are often very beautiful, filled with sweet music and adorned with precious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aisling Byrne
ISBN: 9780198746003 0198746008
OCLC Number: 935675356
Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Sources of Belief and the Celtic Connection --
Real Otherworlds? --
`He com into a fair cuntray': Words for Literary Worlds --
Fiction into History --
1. Imagining Otherworlds --
Pseudo-Mimesis --
Otherworld Excess and the Perils of Desire --
Mapping Gender --
Death and Deathlessness --
2. Otherworlds and the Afterlife --
Owein in the Otherworld --
Biblical Sources and `Celtic' Otherworlds --
Otherworlds in the Ocean: Scripture and Syncretism --
3. Supernatural Authorities --
Kingship, Rulers, and Otherworld Realms --
Appropriating Avalon --
Alexander's Journey to the Earthly Paradise --
4. Archipelagic Otherworlds --
North Adantic Orbis Alter --
These Other Edens --
Islands of Magic --
Monstrous Peripheries --
Conclusion: Points of Departure.
Responsibility: Aisling Byrne.

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Otherworlds offers a new perspective on the otherworlds depicted in British and Irish medieval literature.  Read more...

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