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Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: On Difficult Middles

  • Authors
  • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
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  4. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
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  5. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-256

About this book

Introduction

This study examines the monsters that haunt twelfth-century British texts, arguing that in these strange bodies are expressed fears and fantasies about community, identity and race during the period. Cohen finds the origins of these monsters in a contemporary obsession with blood, both the literal and metaphorical kind.

Keywords

Britain Great Britain history Judaism Medieval Literature Middle Ages

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