Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Locating the Middle Ages: The Spaces and Places of Medieval Culture

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Locating the Middle Ages: The Spaces and Places of Medieval Culture

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Locating the Middle Ages: The Spaces and Places of Medieval Culture, ed. Julian Weiss and Sarah Salih, King's College London Medieval Studies 23 (London: King's College London Medieval Studies, 2012). xxvi + 250pp. ISBN 978-0-9539838-7-2. £50.00/590.00. Sixteen articles are gathered in this collection, the twenty-third volume in the King's College London Medieval Studies series, in order to examine the significance of space and place in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. The collection is divided into categories of World spaces', 'Empires and frontiers', 'Cities and power, sacred and secular', 'Courts and castles', and 'Rewriting place'. Within these categories the various authors negotiate issues of space with regard to architecture, the visual arts, epic, romance, historiography, hagiography, cartography, travel writing, and modern English poetry. …

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