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Text and territory : geographical imagination in the European Middle Ages

Author: Sylvia Tomasch; Sealy Gilles
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring medieval texts as diverse as Icelandic sagas, Ptolemy's Geography, and Mandeville's Travels, the contributors illustrate the intimate connection between geographical conceptions and the mastery of land, the assertion of doctrine, and the performance of sexuality.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Tomasch; Sealy Gilles
ISBN: 0812234227 9780812234220 0812216350 9780812216356
OCLC Number: 37418355
Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita" / Mary Baine Campbell --
Defining the Earth's Center in a Medieval "Multi-Text" / Ian Macleod Higgins --
Against Gog and Magog / Scott D. Westrem --
Territorial Interpolations in the Old English Orosius / Sealy Gilles --
Making History English / Robert M. Stein --
Too Close for Comfort / Christine Chism --
City Air Makes Men Free and Women Bound / Jo Ann McNamara --
Land-Taking and Text-Making in Medieval Iceland / Margaret Clunies Ross --
Courted in the Country / Gale Sigal --
Assault from Behind / Vincent A. Lankewish --
Judecca, Dante's Satan, and the Dis-placed Jew / Sylvia Tomasch --
The ABC of Ptolmey / Kathleen Biddick.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: edited by Sylvia Tomasch and Sealy Gilles.

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