Postcolonial Fictions in the <I>Roman de Perceforest</I>: 1: Cultural Identities and Hybridities - Gallica (Hardback)Sylvia Huot (author)
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Written in the fourteenth century, revived at the fifteenth-century Burgundian court, and twice printed in sixteenth-century Paris, Perceforest is both a masterpiece of medieval literature and a vehicle for the transmission of medieval thought into the early modern era of global exploration and colonisation.
SYLVIA HUOT is Reader in Medieval French Literature and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
Sylvia Huot's excellent Postcolonial Fictions is a distinguished addition to [the] bibliography, emphasizing the pertinence of medieval fantasies of sovereignty, gender and community to the discourse of Empire. This fine book should prompt further reconsideration of the importance of the medieval translatio tradition to the later assumptions of empire. ENCOMIA
A comprehensive, well written, and very compelling study of Perceforest. MEDIUM AEVUM
Well-researched, documented and copy-edited, the book has little to reproach. [...] Pushes boundaries and forces medievalists to ponder on the directions and aims of their own discipline. ARTHURIANA
An important book [that] enables us to recognize Perceforest as a masterpiece of medieval literature. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW Huot's excellent study merit's a broad readership in both medieval and early modern studies of cultural difference, conquest and empire, and in wider reflection on the history of identity politics. FRENCH STUDIES, 62, no. 3, July 2008
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