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Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic

Nadia R. Altschul


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia R. Altschul, author