Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 July 2009

224 Pages | 20 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719077029

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Medieval film

Anke Bernau and Bettina Bildhauer

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A brilliant collection of essays looking at how the medieval is represented in contemporary film
  • It asks pertinent questions such as: Is there such a thing as a 'medieval film'?; What kinds of 'Middle Ages' appear in such works?; Is there a shared understanding of what medieval means?
  • It also looks at how our contemporary concerns are represented in the portrayals, and why this should matter
  • Usual suspects include figures such as Robin Hood, King Arthur and Joan of Arc
  • The contributors look at British, American, German, French, Italian, Australian and Swedish films, making it a comprehensive collection

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