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A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain and the Poetics of Space, 700–1250 - Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture (Paperback)
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A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain and the Poetics of Space, 700–1250 - Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture (Paperback)

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Published: 30/11/2021
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Living on an island at the edge of the known world, the medieval Irish were in a unique position to examine the spaces of the North Atlantic region and contemplate how geography can shape a people. This book is the first full-length study of medieval Irish topographical writing. It situates the theories and poetics of Irish place – developed over six centuries in response to a variety of political, cultural, religious and economic changes – in the bigger theoretical picture of studies of space, landscape, environmental writing and postcolonial identity construction. Presenting focused studies of important literary texts by authors from Ireland and Britain, it shows how these discourses influenced European conceptions of place and identity, as well as understandings of how to write the world.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526160751
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm


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'This scintillating book persuasively argues for an Irish poetics of space.'The North American journal of Celtic Studies 'Scholars of the literatures and cultures of the medieval North Atlantic world broadly, and of Ireland specifically, will find this an indispensable and vibrant study for thinking more deeply into the concepts of the geospatial turn, literary marginalization and centralization of Ireland and the Irish, and the writing of landscape and environment, while scholars of the poetics of space should find this book a very welcome invitation to further reflection uponthe relationship of author and reader to text and of text and words to place.'Journal of English and Germanic Philology - .

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