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Empire of Magic

Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy

Empire of Magic( )
Author: Heng, Geraldine
ISBN:978-0-231-50067-8
Publication Date:Jul 2003
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $33.99
Book Description:

Empire of Magic offers a genesis and genealogy for medieval romance and the King Arthur legend through the history of Europe's encounters with the East in crusades, travel, missionizing, and empire formation. It also produces definitions of "race" and "nation" for the medieval period and posits that the Middle Ages and medieval fantasies of race and religion have recently returned. Drawing on feminist and gender theory, as well as cultural analyses of race, class, and...
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