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Published: 17 December 2015

226 Pages | 2 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198746003

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Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Aisling Byrne

  • Offers a new argument about medieval notions of the otherworld
  • Demonstrates how medieval otherworld narratives are used for very serious, often political, purposes
  • Places medieval English texts in the wider context of literature from medieval Britain and Ireland
  • Considers historical and cartographical sources alongside literary accounts
  • Treats a range of material in English, Older Scots, Latin, French, Irish, and Welsh