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)

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Abstract

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
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
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
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1478-0542
ISSN (Online):1478-0542
Published Online:15 February 2008

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