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Remaking the Middle Ages : the methods of cinema and history in portraying the medieval world

Author: Andrew B R Elliott
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Proposing a fresh theoretical approach to the study of cinematic portrayals of the Middle Ages, this book uses semiotics and historiography to demonstrate how contemporary filmmakers have attempted to recreate the past in a way that, while largely imagined, is also logical, meaningful, and as truthful as possible"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elliott, Andrew B.R.
Remaking the Middle Ages.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2010040481
(OCoLC)630498108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B R Elliott
ISBN: 9780786461769 0786461764
OCLC Number: 690211971
Description: 1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
Contents: Problems. History, historiography and film --
"One big medieval mess" : accessing the Middle Ages --
People. When knights were bold : those who fight --
The power and the glory : those who rule --
Clergy and saints : those who pray --
Everybody not sitting on a cushion : those who work --
Worlds. Constructing medieval worlds : conventions, inventions and images --
Guides to the medieval worlds --
Authenticity and accuracy in medieval worlds.
Responsibility: Andrew B.R. Elliott.

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"Proposing a fresh theoretical approach to the study of cinematic portrayals of the Middle Ages, this book uses semiotics and historiography to demonstrate how contemporary filmmakers have attempted to recreate the past in a way that, while largely imagined, is also logical, meaningful, and as truthful as possible"--Provided by publisher.

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beginning with problems of history and historiography and film, through authenticity and accuracy in medieval worlds, analyze[s] movies depicting the Middle Ages" -Communication Booknotes Read more...

 
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