Saracens and the Making of English Identity

This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West.

Saracens and the Making of English Identity

Author: Siobhain Bly Calkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135471649

Page: 312

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This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during the 1330s and argues that these depictions, although historically inaccurate, served to enhance and advance assertions of English national identity at this time. The book examines Saracen characters in a manuscript renowned for the variety of its texts, and discusses hagiographic legends, elaborations of chronicle entries, and popular romances about Charlemagne, Arthur, and various English knights. In these texts, Saracens engage issues such as the demarcation of communal borders, the place of gender norms and religion in communities' self-definitions, and the roles of violence and history in assertions of group identity. Texts involving Saracens thus serve both to assert an English identity, and to explore the challenges involved in making such an assertion in the early fourteenth century when the English language was regaining its cultural prestige, when the English people were increasingly at odds with their French cousins, and when English, Welsh, and Scottish sovereignty were pressing matters.

Mediaevistik

... Saracens and the Making of English Identity . The Auchinleck Manuscript (
Studies in Medieval History and Culture ) , Routledge , New York and London
2005 , xii , 299 pp . In her critical examination of various romances in the
Auchinleck ...

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Guy of Warwick

construction is to be found located within the bodies of the enemies that he faces
there: the Saracen Other. ... 22 Siobhain Bly Calkin, Saracens and the Making of
English Identity: The Auchinleck Manuscript (London and New York: Routledge, ...

Guy of Warwick

Author: Alison Wiggins

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843841258

Page: 223

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The first interdisciplinary enquiry into a key figure in medieval and early modern culture.

The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600

ANONYMOUS (1320s) A Middle English ROMANCE, extant in varying forms in
six manuscripts, Bevis of Hampton is most closely related to the ANGLO-
NORMAN Boeuve de Haumtone. The story ... Saracens and the Making of
English Identity.

The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600

Author: Michelle M. Sauer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108346

Page: 529

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Some of the most important authors in British poetry left their mark onliterature before 1600, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, and, of course, William Shakespeare. "The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry before 1600"is an encyclopedic guide to British poetry from the beginnings to theyear 1600, featuring approximately 600 entries ranging in length from300 to 2,500 words.

Saracens and Franks in 12th 15th Century European and Near Eastern Literature

One character joins Christian European society through repudiating his Saracen
identity in word and deed; the other ... 1 Siobhain Bly Calkin, Saracens and the
Making of English Identity: The Auchinleck Manuscript (New York: Routledge, ...

Saracens and Franks in 12th   15th Century European and Near Eastern Literature

Author: Aman Y. Nadhiri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317059492

Page: 216

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Saracens and Franks in 12th - 15th Century European and Near Eastern Literature examines the tension between two competing discourses in the medieval Muslim Mediterranean and medieval Christian Europe: one rooted in the desire to understand the world and one's place in it, and another promoting an ethnocentric narrative. To this end, it examines the construction of an image of the Other for Muslims in the Eastern Mediterranean and for Christians in Western Europe in works of literature, particularly in the works produced in the centuries preceding the Crusades; and it explores the ways in which both Muslim and Christian writers depicted the Enemy in historical accounts of the Crusades. The author focuses on medieval works of ethnography and geography, travel literature, Muslim and Christian accounts of the Crusades, and the romances of Western Europe to trace the evolution of the image of the Eastern Mediterranean Muslim in medieval Western Europe and the Western European Christian in the medieval Muslim world, first to understand the construct in the respective scholarly communities, and then to analyze the ways in which this conception informs subsequent works of non-fiction and fiction (in the Western European context) in which this Muslim or Christian Other plays a prominent role. In its analysis of the medieval Mediterranean Muslim and European Christian approaches to difference, this book interrogates the premises underlying the concept of the Other, challenging formulations of binary opposition such as the West versus Islam/Muslims.

Margaret s Monsters

originated in the distant south, where the planet Venus was thought to be
ascendant, Saracens were said to be bodily predisposed towards licentiousness.
Jacque de ... Saracens and the Making of English Identity: The Auchinleck
Manuscript.

Margaret s Monsters

Author: Michael E. Heyes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429588607

Page: 156

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St. Margaret of Antioch was one of the most popular saints in medieval England and, throughout the Middle Ages, the various Lives of St. Margaret functioned as a blueprint for a virginal life and supernatural assistance to pregnant women during the dangerous process of labor. In her narrative, Margaret is accosted by various demons and, having defeated each monster in turn, she is taken to the place of her martyrdom where she prays for supernatural boons for her adherents. This book argues that Margaret’s monsters are a key element in understanding Margaret’s importance to her adherents, specifically how the sexual identities of her adherents were constructed and maintained. More broadly, this study offers three major contributions to the field of medieval studies: first, it argues for the utility of a diachronic analysis of Saints’ Lives literature in a field dominated by synchronic analyses; second, this diachronic analysis is important to interpreting the intertext of Saints’ Lives, not only between different Lives but also different versions of the same Life; and third, the approach further suggests that the most valuable socio-cultural information in hagiographic literature is found in the auxiliary characters and not in the figure of the saint him/herself.

Mediaevalia

For valuable analyses of the British reception of the Saracen , see Siobhain Bly
Calkin , Saracens and the Making of English Identity : The Auchinleck Manuscript
( New York , 2005 ) , and see also Jeffrey Jerome Cohen , “ On Saracen ...

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Defining Medievalism s

... and Siobhain Bly Calkin's rewarding Saracens and the Making of English
Identity : The Auchinleck Manuscript ( New York : Routledge , 2005 ) . For a more
general introduction to medieval orientalism , see John V. Tolan , Saracens :
Islam in ...

Defining Medievalism s

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: 9781843842101

Page: 292

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Articles which survey and map out the increasingly significant discipline of medievalism; and explore its numerous aspects.

A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance

5 Middle English Popular Romance and National Identity THOMAS H. CROFTS
and ROBERT ALLEN ROUSE Popular ... Saracens and the Making of English
Identity ( London and New York : Routledge , 2005 ) ; Geraldine Heng , Empire of
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A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance

Author: Raluca S. Radulescu

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

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Page: 209

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A comprehensive guide to the medieval popular romance, one of the age's most important literary forms.

American Book Publishing Record

821 English Poetry DARK horses : 821.008 poets on overlooked poems : an
anthology / edited by Joy Katz & Kevin Prufer . ... CALKIN , Siobhain Bly ,
1973820.9'38297 Saracens and the making of English identity : the Auchinleck
manuscript ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Author: Robert E. Bjork

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Page: 1962

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an outstanding resource for anyone studying, or with an interest in, all aspects of European history, society, religion, and culture from 500 to 1500. Its 5,000-plus entries, written by over 800 international scholars, provide uniquely broad, balanced, and authoritative coverage of the period.

Rooted in the Earth Rooted in the Sky

... Kucher SARACENS AND THE MAKING OF ENGLISH IDENTITY The
Auchinleck Manuscript Siobhain Bly Calkin TRAVELING THROUGH TEXT
Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts Elka Weber
BETWEEN COURTLY ...

Rooted in the Earth  Rooted in the Sky

Author: Victoria Sweet

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Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky is a detailed study of the medicine of Hildegard of Bingen, a medieval mystic, theologian and composer, who also wrote a practical medical text. Although there has been an explosion of interest in Hildegard's music, theology, illuminations and medicine in the last two decades, this is the first book to use her remarkable text to revise not only our conception of Hildegard but also of premodern medicine itself. It does so by contextualizing her work with primary and secondary historical sources, unedited manuscripts, anthropological and archeological evidence and linguistic analyses. Its surprising conclusion is that the premodern body was more like a plant than a machine or a computer program, and the physician more like a gardener than a mechanic or a computer programmer.

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Author: De Gruyter

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110230253

Page: 2612

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Arthuriana

This melding together of Saracen and Christian compromises England's religious
identity , dissolves English ... and often racially different , Saracens figured forth a
powerful historical Otherness.29 By making its invading settlers Saracen , Of ...

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Telling Description

Convention, Coherence, and the Making of the Self in Middle English Romance
Benton Andrea Gronstal. profoundly important for European identity - formation ,
and they are undeniably correct in their estimation of Saracens as one of the ...

Telling Description

Author: Benton Andrea Gronstal

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Nation Ethnicity and Identity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Michael Camille , Mirror in Parchment : The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of
Medieval England ( Chicago , 1998 ) , pp . ... Councils and Synods with Other
Documents Relating to the English Church , vol . 2 , A . D ... For the purpose of
the Fourth Lateran rule , which included Saracens as well as Jews , see Kelly , “
Jews and ...

Nation  Ethnicity  and Identity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Author: Philip M. Soergel

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JEGP Journal of English and Germanic Philology

ated with Saracen lands in some medieval lyrics , 12 but it is usually Western
Christian men who experience it upon hearing about women from ... a Saracen
man , 14 and this portrait of physical desire complicates the definitive division the
text seems to draw between the two identities . ... See Michael Camille , The
Gothic Idol : Ideology and Image - Making in Medieval Art ( Cambridge :
Cambridge Univ .

JEGP  Journal of English and Germanic Philology

Author: Gustaf E. Karsten

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