Postcolonialism and the study of the Middle Ages

Altschul, N. R. (2008) Postcolonialism and the study of the Middle Ages. History Compass, 6(2), pp. 588-606. (doi: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2008.00510.x)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.


This article focuses on the use of postcolonial criticism in the study of the European Middle Ages. It concentrates on two issues critiqued in particular by historians: anachronism and applicability. The article is thus structured around two questions: Why should medievalists explore contemporary postcolonial issues instead of strictly medieval ones? And why should the tools of postcolonial theory be considered applicable to medieval societies and times?

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Altschul, Dr Nadia
Authors: Altschul, N. R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:History Compass
ISSN (Online):1478-0542
Published Online:15 February 2008

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record