Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English by Dominique Battles

By Dominique Battles

This ebook explores how the cultural differences and conflicts among Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed good into the fourteenth century and are occur in an important variety of heart English romances together with King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Sir Orfeo, Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight, and others. in particular, the learn seems to be at how the fabric tradition of those poems (architecture, conflict tactic, landscapes) systematically and many times distinguishes among Norman and Anglo-Saxon cultural id. also, it examines the impact of the English Outlaw culture, itself grounded in Anglo-Saxon resistance to the Norman Conquest, as expressed in particular ordinary scenes (disguise and infiltration, wooded area exile) present in many heart English romances. within the broadest feel, an important variety of center English romances, together with the most well-read and often-taught, manage a dichotomy of 2 ruling homes headed by way of a robust lord, who compete for energy and impression. This publication examines the cultural background at the back of every one of those pairings to teach how poets many times distinction basically Norman and Anglo-Saxon values and ruling styles.


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