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Writers of the Reign of Henry II

Twelve Essays

  • Editors
  • Ruth Kennedy
  • Simon Meecham-Jones

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

About this book

Introduction

This collection of work studies the often neglected writers of the second half of the twelfth century in England. At this time three languages competed for recognition and prestige and carved out their own spaces, while an English-speaking populace was ruled by a French-speaking aristocracy and administered by a Latin-speaking and writing clergy.

Keywords

England France history identity Middle Ages poetry time

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