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Medieval Europeans

Studies in Ethnic Identity and National Perspectives in Medieval Europe

  • Alfred P. Smyth

About this book


A team of leading scholars in the fields of Medieval Literature and History examine the origins of European ethnic groups which subsequently developed into the nations of Europe. The contributors look at evidence for the existence of an ethnic consciousness among the dominant European groups; this later formed the basis of nation states. The reconstruction and invention of the past by medieval writers in search of ethnic origins for their own particular political or tribal groups is also studied from a literary and historical point of view.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred P. Smyth
    • 1
  1. 1.Windsor CastleUK

About the editors

ELIZABETH A. R. BROWN Professor of Medieval History, Brooklyn College, City University of New York PETER BROWN Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature, Darwin College, University of Kent at Canterbury ROGER COLLINS Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh CHARLES COULSON Honorary Research Fellow, University of Kent at Canterbury SIMON FRANKLIN Lecturer in Medieval Russian Literature, Clare College, University of Cambridge TERESA HANKEY Reader in Italian, Keynes College, University of Kent at Canterbury TIMOTHY REUTER Professor of Medieval History, University of Southampton MICHAEL RICHTER Professor of Medieval History, University of Konstanz, Germany ROGER SMITH Senior Lecturer in History, Christ Church College, Canterbury BRUCE WEBSTER Honorary Research Fellow and former Senior Lecturer in History, University of Kent at Canterbury DIEGO ZANCANI Professor of Italian, Oxford and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

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