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Mapping Malory

Regional Identities and National Geographies in Le Morte Darthur

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Part of the Arthurian and Courtly Cultures book series (SACC)

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About this book


Medievalists are increasingly grappling with spatial studies. This timely book argues that geography is a crucial element in Sir Thomas Malory's M orte Darthur and contributors shine a light on questions of politics and genre to help readers better understand Malory's world.


Medieval Literature Middle Ages nation

About the authors

Author Dorsey Armstrong: Dorsey Armstrong is Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, USA. Author Kenneth Hodges: Kenneth Hodges is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

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"By tracking the complex ways that questions of space and geography inform Le Morte Darthur, Dorsey Armstrong and Kenneth Hodges have generated a striking reassessment of Malory's great work. Gracefully written, amply researched, and persuasively argued, Mapping Malory: Regional Identities and National Geographies in Le Morte Darthur should be on the reading list of anyone seeking a fuller understanding of Arthurian literature." - Kathy Lavezzo, Associate Professor of English, The University of Iowa, USA

"Through exemplary collaboration, Dorsey Armstrong and Kenneth Hodges become the first critics effectively to describe Malorian geography, an archipelagic space mapped between ambitious Arthurian centralizing and complexly hybrid localisms. Original, sophisticated, refreshing, and highly recommended." - David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and author of Premodern Places: Calais to Surinam, Chaucer to Aphra Behn