Text and Territory

Text and Territory
Geographical Imagination in the European Middle Ages

Edited by Sylvia Tomasch and Sealy Gilles

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 illus.
Cloth 1997 | ISBN 9780812234220 | $79.95 | €69.95 | Buy from De Gruyter
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512808018 | $79.95 | €69.95 | Buy from De Gruyter
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An Anniversary Collection volume

"A radical, scholarly, surprising, wide-ranging, well-written, and remarkably consistent book. It is also one of the best recent testimonies to and examinations of the rich alterity of the medieval period."—Gillian R. Overing, Wake Forest University
Twelve literary scholars and historians investigate the ways in which space and place are politically, religiously, and culturally inflected. 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.

Sylvia Tomasch is Professor of English at Hunter College, in The City University of New York. Sealy Gilles is Associate Professor of English at Long Island University.

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