Middle Ages

(8868 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

Historical and Geographical Considerations
Social Structure
Literary History
Philosophical and Religious Thought
Mystical Literature
Jewish History and Literature
The End of the Middle Ages
Suggested Reading


The European Middle Ages, despite its foreignness (alterity) and chronological distance from us today, exert tremendous fascination on people in the modern …

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Classen, Albrecht. "Middle Ages". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 December 2003
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