The Postcolonial Middle Ages (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Postcolonial Middle Ages These essays apply post-colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and examine the theory through the excavation of the past. They examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism; and the mechanisms of oppression through which cultures are displaced, eradicated, or transformed.
- Published: 08 August 2001
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780312239817 ISBN 10: 0312239815
- Sales rank: 841,460
Full description for The Postcolonial Middle Ages
An increased awareness of the importance of minority and subjugated voices to the histories and narratives which have previously excluded them has led to a wide spread interest in the effects of colonization and displacement. This collection of essays is the first to apply post colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and to critique that theory through the excavation of a distant past. The essays examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism in order to expose the mechanisms of oppression through which 'aboriginal' 'native' or simply pre existent cultures are displaced, eradicated, or transformed.