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The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Laura Ashe


This book is a new literary and cultural history of the period 1000–1350, documenting its transformative, foundational importance. These centuries have never before received a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment, long being perceived not as a discernable period but rather as a series of ruptures and discontinuities—Danish and Norman Conquest, language contact and change, immigrant rule and foreign wars. It was these conditions, however, that engendered and nurtured astonishing multilingual literary creativity and cultural vitality, during a period that saw profound and formative developm ... More

Keywords: multilingualism, High Middle Ages, England, cultural transformation, interiority, individuality, chivalry, kingship, affective piety, social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199575381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199575381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Ashe, author
Worcester College, Oxford