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Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic

Nadia R. Altschul

Abstract

The most prevalent critical perspective on the meaning of studying the Middle Ages has been the coupling of medievalism with nineteenth-century European nationalisms. This book does not endeavor to dislodge the association of the nation-state with medieval studies, but instead introduces still-understudied connections between medievalism and empire into this nationalist disciplinary discourse. Because the book is concerned with a critique of the national philologies and the national epic through the medievalist work of Andrés Bello, the author explains the parameters and relationships between ... More

Keywords: Middle Ages, national philology, epic nationalism, medievalism, European nationalisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226016214
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226016191.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia R. Altschul, author