Home
Product Search
Site Map
Checkout
Track Your Order
Login
Creation, Migration, and Conquest: Imaginary Geography and Sense of Space in Old E nglish Literature (Fabienne Michelet) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199286713
Creation, Migration, and Conquest: Imaginary Geography and Sense of Space in Old E nglish Literature (Fabienne Michelet) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199286713
Click to enlarge image(s)


Title: Creation, Migration, and Conquest: Imaginary Geography and Sense of Space in Old E nglish Literature

Author: Michelet, Fabienne

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199286713

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

List Price in Cloth: $125.00 Our price: $101.99

(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)

Creation, Migration, and Conquest: Imaginary Geography and Sense of Space in Old English Literature explores the Anglo-Saxons' spatial imaginaire; tracing its political, literary, and intellectual backgrounds and analyzing how this imaginaire shapes perceptions and representations of geographical space. The book elaborates new interpretative paradigms, drawing on the work of continental scholars and literary critics, and on complementing interdisciplinary scholarship of medieval imaginary spaces and their representations. It gathers evidence from both Old English verse and historico-geographical documents, and focuses on the juncture between traditional scientific learning and the symbolic values attributed to space and orientation. Combining close reading with an original theoretical model, Creation, Migration, and Conquest offers innovative interpretations of celebrated texts and highlights the links between place, identity, and collective identity.Table of Contents1. Introduction: An Outline of the Anglo-Saxons' Sense of SpaceSection I: 'Creation'2. Ordering the World: Creation Narratives and Spatial Control3. The Centres of Beowulf: A Complex Spatial Order4. Localization and Remapping: Creating a New Centrality for Anglo-Saxon EnglandSection II: 'Migration'5. Integrating New Spaces: Saints' Lives and Missions of Conversion6. Searching for Land: Scriptural Poetry and MigrationSection III: 'Conquest'7. The Descriptiones Britanniae and the Adventus Saxonum: Narrative Strategies for the Conquest of Britain
Copyright © 2016 Dove Booksellers
30108 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-381-1000
custserv@dovebook.com