Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Heather Blurton
    Pages 1-13
  3. Heather Blurton
    Pages 133-137
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 139-202

About this book


This book reads the surprisingly widespread representations of cannibals and cannibalism in medieval English literature as political metaphors that were central to England's on-going process of articulating cultural and national identity.


colonial studies Early Modern Literature England English English literature genre identity literature manuscript Medieval English Medieval Literature metaphor methodology Middle Ages nationalism

About the authors

HEATHER BLURTON is a lecturer in the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English at the University of York, UK.

Bibliographic information


'...she [Blurton] assembles much new material, making us look at her subject again. Her book will thus be first port of call for researchers on anthropophagy.' - Andrew Breeze, Modern Language Review