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The Performance of Christian and Pagan Storyworlds

The Performance of Christian and Pagan Storyworlds

Non-Canonical Chapters of the History of Nordic Medieval Literature

The Performance of Christian and Pagan Storyworlds( )
As told to: Bergholm, Alexandra
Editor: Lehtonen, Tuomas Ms
Mortensen, Lars Boje
Series title:Medieval Identities: Socio-Cultural Spaces Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Brepols Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $130.00
Book Description:

The present collection explores a hitherto understudied body of Nordic medieval literature which, although overlooked in traditional, language-based narratives, was in fact crucial in shaping social and religious identities. By drawing on the 'performance turn' in cultural studies, the volume identifies a number of minor and peripheral literary forms and texts that had a vital connection to ritual and ritualized speech. These neglected traditions therefore offer an alternative insight...
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