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272 pages
9 x 6 inches
Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 53
Medieval Institute Publications
Language:
English
Hardback (May 2016)
ISBN-13 9781580442206
ISBN-10 158044220X
$99.00
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PDF eBook (June 2017)
ISBN-13 9781580442282
ISBN-10 1580442285
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Subjects:
Language and Linguistics
Medieval Studies
Authority of Images / Images of Authority
Shaping Political and Cultural Identities in the Pre-Modern World
edited by Karen Fresco
Focusing on language's political power, these essays discuss how representation, through language norms, plays and court spectacles, manipulations and adaptations of texts and images, both constitutes and show more
   about the author

Karen L. Fresco is Associate Professor of French, Medieval Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 
   table of contents

Introduction

I. Language and Norms

Language and Identity: The Case of Byzantium, by Thomas Conley

Le Père des bonnes lettres et le prince de la riche locution françoyse ; L'image du roi-polyglotte et l'élévation du français à la Renaissance, sens et ambivalences, by Paul Cohen

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"The book serves as a reminder that we can only translate the past that has been left to us--and much of the time that past has been skewed--whether intentionally or not. The essays included in this collection show more
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