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Published: 07 September 2012

256 Pages | 7 b/w halftones

5.3 x 8.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199585250

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Living Through Conquest

The Politics of Early English, 1020-1220

Elaine Treharne

Oxford Textual Perspectives

  • First ever study of English texts in the 11th and 12th centuries
  • Demonstrates the liveliness of the English literary tradition in the post-Conquest period, overturning previous scholarship that views this period as a literary wasteland
  • Shows how conquering kings treated the English language and texts written in it
  • Proposes that English can be understood in this period as the articulation of trauma and resistance
  • Discusses the role of English alongside Latin and French, particularly in the twelfth century