Saracens and the Making of English Identity

Saracens and the Making of English Identity

This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West.

Author: Siobhain Bly Calkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135471644

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during the 1330s and argues that these depictions, although historically inaccurate, served to enhance and advance assertions of English national identity at this time. The book examines Saracen characters in a manuscript renowned for the variety of its texts, and discusses hagiographic legends, elaborations of chronicle entries, and popular romances about Charlemagne, Arthur, and various English knights. In these texts, Saracens engage issues such as the demarcation of communal borders, the place of gender norms and religion in communities' self-definitions, and the roles of violence and history in assertions of group identity. Texts involving Saracens thus serve both to assert an English identity, and to explore the challenges involved in making such an assertion in the early fourteenth century when the English language was regaining its cultural prestige, when the English people were increasingly at odds with their French cousins, and when English, Welsh, and Scottish sovereignty were pressing matters.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mediaevalia

Mediaevalia

For valuable analyses of the British reception of the Saracen , see Siobhain Bly
Calkin , Saracens and the Making of English Identity : The Auchinleck Manuscript
( New York , 2005 ) , and see also Jeffrey Jerome Cohen , “ On Saracen ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556041084344

Category: Civilization, Medieval

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Defining Medievalism s

Defining Medievalism s

... and Siobhain Bly Calkin's rewarding Saracens and the Making of English
Identity : The Auchinleck Manuscript ( New York : Routledge , 2005 ) . For a more
general introduction to medieval orientalism , see John V. Tolan , Saracens :
Islam in ...

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: 1843842106

Category: Literary Criticism

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Articles which survey and map out the increasingly significant discipline of medievalism; and explore its numerous aspects.
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Mediaevistik

Mediaevistik

... Saracens and the Making of English Identity . The Auchinleck Manuscript (
Studies in Medieval History and Culture ) , Routledge , New York and London
2005 , xii , 299 pp . In her critical examination of various romances in the
Auchinleck ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132162152

Category: Middle Ages

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A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance

A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance

5 Middle English Popular Romance and National Identity THOMAS H. CROFTS
and ROBERT ALLEN ROUSE Popular ... Saracens and the Making of English
Identity ( London and New York : Routledge , 2005 ) ; Geraldine Heng , Empire of
 ...

Author: Raluca S. Radulescu

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: UOM:39076002845605

Category: Literary Criticism

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A comprehensive guide to the medieval popular romance, one of the age's most important literary forms.
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

821 English Poetry DARK horses : 821.008 poets on overlooked poems : an
anthology / edited by Joy Katz & Kevin Prufer . ... CALKIN , Siobhain Bly ,
1973820.9'38297 Saracens and the making of English identity : the Auchinleck
manuscript ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066043251

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Author: Robert E. Bjork

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: IND:30000111018770

Category: Reference

Page: 1962

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an outstanding resource for anyone studying, or with an interest in, all aspects of European history, society, religion, and culture from 500 to 1500. Its 5,000-plus entries, written by over 800 international scholars, provide uniquely broad, balanced, and authoritative coverage of the period.
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Rooted in the Earth Rooted in the Sky

Rooted in the Earth  Rooted in the Sky

... Kucher SARACENS AND THE MAKING OF ENGLISH IDENTITY The
Auchinleck Manuscript Siobhain Bly Calkin TRAVELING THROUGH TEXT
Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts Elka Weber
BETWEEN COURTLY ...

Author: Victoria Sweet

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ISBN: UVA:X004897165

Category: History

Page: 326

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Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky is a detailed study of the medicine of Hildegard of Bingen, a medieval mystic, theologian and composer, who also wrote a practical medical text. Although there has been an explosion of interest in Hildegard's music, theology, illuminations and medicine in the last two decades, this is the first book to use her remarkable text to revise not only our conception of Hildegard but also of premodern medicine itself. It does so by contextualizing her work with primary and secondary historical sources, unedited manuscripts, anthropological and archeological evidence and linguistic analyses. Its surprising conclusion is that the premodern body was more like a plant than a machine or a computer program, and the physician more like a gardener than a mechanic or a computer programmer.
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Convocational and Compilational Play in Medieval London Literary Culture

Convocational and Compilational Play in Medieval London Literary Culture

138 . For two recent examples of this kind of reevaluation that address some of
Auchinleck's principal romances , see Hanna's London Literature , pp . 104-47 ,
and Siobhan Bly Calkin's important Saracens and the Making of English Identity ...

Author: Arthur William Bahr

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ISBN: UCAL:C3507577

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Arthuriana

Arthuriana

This melding together of Saracen and Christian compromises England's religious
identity , dissolves English ... and often racially different , Saracens figured forth a
powerful historical Otherness.29 By making its invading settlers Saracen , Of ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015003238780

Category: Arthurian romances

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Nation Ethnicity and Identity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Nation  Ethnicity  and Identity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Michael Camille , Mirror in Parchment : The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of
Medieval England ( Chicago , 1998 ) , pp . ... Councils and Synods with Other
Documents Relating to the English Church , vol . 2 , A . D ... For the purpose of
the Fourth Lateran rule , which included Saracens as well as Jews , see Kelly , “
Jews and ...

Author: Philip M. Soergel

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ISBN: 0404645534

Category: Ethnicity

Page: 326

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Categories: Ethnicity

2010

2010

Author: De Gruyter

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110230259

Category: Reference

Page: 2612

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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JEGP Journal of English and Germanic Philology

JEGP  Journal of English and Germanic Philology

ated with Saracen lands in some medieval lyrics , 12 but it is usually Western
Christian men who experience it upon hearing about women from ... a Saracen
man , 14 and this portrait of physical desire complicates the definitive division the
text seems to draw between the two identities . ... See Michael Camille , The
Gothic Idol : Ideology and Image - Making in Medieval Art ( Cambridge :
Cambridge Univ .

Author: Gustaf E. Karsten

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ISBN: UVA:X030046516

Category: English philology

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Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies

sur making it difficult for the reader to form a coherent sense of the information
provided . ... Though the author ' s first language is not English , her translation is
adequate . ... outcome of this view was the early attribution of various Biblical
identities to Muslims , such as “ Chaldeans ” and “ Saracens ” , which eventually
gave ...

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Category: Islam

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Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Author: Joseph Reese Strayer

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ISBN: UOM:39015058069520

Category: Middle Ages

Page: 722

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Vol. 13 (index) prepared by Wm. J. Richardson Associates, Inc. Includes bibliographical references.
Categories: Middle Ages

The Paynims and Saracens of Spenser s The Faerie Queene

The Paynims and Saracens of Spenser s The Faerie Queene

In no time he overthrows Archimago and , disappointed to know his true identity ,
consoles himself by making off with Una . She is subsequently rescued by the
Satyrs . In his second appearance he duels with Satyrane , when the latter ...

Author: Nirmal Singh Dhesi

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ISBN: MSU:31293105284438

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 486

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New Medieval Literatures 8 2006

New Medieval Literatures 8  2006

... Saracens , and English Identity in Of Arthour and of Merlin ' , Arthuriana , 14 (
2004 ) , 17 – 36 . 83 See , e . g . , Patterson , ' Romance of History ' , and Patricia
Clare Ingham , Sovereign Fantasies : Arthurian Romance and the Making of ...

Author: Rita Copeland

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 2503520936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Fresh new studies in medieval literature and culture. The contents of vol. 8 (2006) include the following articles: Jon Whitman, Alternative Scriptures: Story, History, and the Canons of Romance David Wallace, Imperium, Commerce, and National Crusade: The Romance of Malorys Morte Ardis Butterfield, Converting Jeanne dArc: Trahison and Nation in the Hundred Years War Daisy Delogu, Public Displays of Affection: Love and Kingship in Philippe de Mezieress Epistre au roi Richart Abthony Bale, The Jew in Profile Lawrence Warner, Obadiah the Proselyte and the Judaizing Crusade Patricia Dailey, Questions of Dwelling in Anglo-Saxon Poetry and Medieval Mysticism: Inhabiting Landscape, Body, and Mind Emily V. Thornbury, Admiring the Ruined Text: The Picturesque in Editions of Old English Verse Analytical Survey Elaine Treharne, Categorization, Periodization: The Silence of (the) English in the Twelfth Century.
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The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance

The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance

The difficulty lay in making this troubled and tumultuous history into a flattering
mirror for its English readers . ... derive a favourable sense of national identity ;
but it is a manipulation which is required to make the history seem providential in
relation to its contemporary readers . The conflation of Saxon and Saracens is an
ingenious solution since it shows , as in Horn Childe or Richard , God interacting
for ...

Author: Andrew King

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: UOM:39015050710717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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In this study of the impact of Middle English romance on The Faerie Queene, this text employs the concept of memory, in which Middle English romance writers and Spenser show interest, to build a sense of the complexity of the native romance tradition.
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Telling Description

Telling Description

Convention, Coherence, and the Making of the Self in Middle English Romance
Benton Andrea Gronstal. profoundly important for European identity - formation ,
and they are undeniably correct in their estimation of Saracens as one of the ...

Author: Benton Andrea Gronstal

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ISBN: WISC:89100582493

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