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Britain and Albion in the mythical histories of medieval England

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This dissertation examines the ideological role and adaptation of the mythical British past (derived from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae) in chronicles of England written in Anglo-Norman, Latin, and English from the twelfth to the fifteenth century, in terms of the shaping of English history during this time. I argue that the past is an important lens through which we can read the imagined geographies (Albion, Britain and England) and ‘imagined communities’ (the British a...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
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Rajsic, J
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-03-11

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