The Sea and Medieval English Literature
D.S. Brewer, 2008 - 205 Seiten
A fresh and invigorating survey of the sea as it appears in medieval English literature, from romance to chronicle, hagiography to autobiography.
As the first cultural history of the sea in medieval English literature, this book traces premodern myths of insularity from their Old English beginnings to Shakespeare's Tempest. Beginning with a discussion of biblical, classical and pre-Conquest treatments of the sea, it investigates how such works as the Anglo-Norman Voyage of St Brendan, the Tristan romances, the chronicles of Matthew Paris, King Horn, Patience, The Book of Margery Kempe and The Libelle of Englyshe Polycye shape insular ideologies of Englishness. Whether it is Britain's privileged place in the geography of salvation or the political fiction of the idyllic island fortress, medieval English writers' myths of the sea betray their anxieties about their own insular identity; their texts call on maritime motifs to define England geographically and culturally against the presence of the sea. New insights from a range of fields, including jurisprudence, theology, the history of cartography and anthropology, are used to provide fresh readings of a wide range of both insular and continental writings.
SEBASTIAN I. SOBECKI is Professor of Medieval English Literature and Culture, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
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Vulgate , Zorobabel even says that men sail over the sea to impress women.51 One could add to this the fact that some of Christ's disciples ( Peter , Andrew , James and John ) were fishermen and hence reliant on the sea for their ...
58 It is against the background of this tradition of the brave Christian soul guided by faith as it sails over the sea of the wicked world as well as the larger allegories of Christian life as a pilgrimage or journey – that the Brendan ...
Oriented towards the east , Christ's head marks the top of the map , whereas his hands designate north and south ... As Christ's body enacts the history of the ( Christian ) world , the eye of the beholder glides from top to bottom or ...
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