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Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Marta Cobb
m.k.d.cobb@leeds.ac.uk
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MEDV 1085

Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture

Reading List

 

Getting Medieval: An Introduction

Michael Alexander, Medievalism : the Middle Ages in modern England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007)

Lin Anderson, Braveheart : from Hollywood to Holyrood (Edinburgh: Luath, 2005)

Norman F. Cantor, Inventing the Middle Ages : the lives, works, and ideas of the great medievalists of the twentieth century (Cambridge: Lutterworth, 1992)

A. E. Christa Canitz, ‘“Historians. . . Will Say I Am a Liar”: The Ideology of False Truth Claims in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart and Luc Besson’s The Messenger, in Postmodern medievalisms, ed. by Richard Utz and Jesse G. Swan, Studies in Medievalism XIII (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2005), pp. 127-42

Carolyn Dinshaw, Getting medieval : sexualities and communities, pre- and postmodern (Durham: Duke University Press, 1999)

Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, trans by William Weaver (London: Pan Books, 1987) [especially chapter 2, ‘The Return of the Middle Ages’]

Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz, eds, Medievalism : key critical terms (Cambridge: Brewer, 2014)

Karl Fugelso, ed., Defining medievalism(s), volumes 1 and 2 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2009-2010)

John M. Ganim, Medievalism and Orientalism : three essays on literature, architecture, and cultural identity ISBN: 1403963207 (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005)

David Matthews, Medievalism : a critical history, Medievalism 6 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2015)

William D. Paden, ‘I Learned It at the Movies: Teaching Medieval Film’, in Postmodern medievalisms, ed. by Richard Utz and Jesse G. Swan, Studies in Medievalism XIII (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2005), pp. 79-98

Domenico Pietropaolo, ‘Eco on Medievalism’ in Medievalism in Europe, ed. by Leslie J. Workman, Studies in Medievalism 5 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1993)

Carol L. Robinson and Pamela Clements, eds, Neomedievalism in the media : essays on film, television, and electronic games (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012)

Tom Shippey and Richard Utz, eds, Medievalism in the modern world : essays in honour of Leslie J. Workman (Turnhout: Brepols, 1998)

Angela Jane Wiesl, The persistence of medievalism : narrative adventures in popular culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)

William F. Woods, ‘Authenticating Realism in Medieval Film’ in The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy, ed. by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004), pp. 38-51

 

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Origin Myths of the Middle Ages

 

Dauvit Broun, 'The Birth of Scottish History', The Scottish historical review. 76 (1997), 4-22

Florin Curta, ‘Medieval Archaeology and Ethnicity: Where Are We?’, History compass, 9.7 (2011), 537–48 [available online]

Derek Fewster, ‘Visions of National Greatness: Medieval Images, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Finland, 1905–45’, in On Barbarian Identity: Critical Approaches to Ethnicity in the Early Middle Ages ISBN: 2503511686, ed. by Andrew Gillett, Studies in the Early Middle Ages, 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2002), pp. 123–46   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 10/01/2019) 

Sarah Foot, ‘The Historiography of the Anglo-Saxon “Nation-State”’, in Power and the Nation in European History, ed. by Len Scales and Oliver Zimmer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 125–42 [E]

Patrick Geary, The myth of nations : the medieval origins of Europe (Princeton, NY: Princeton University Press, 2002); pp. 1-22 are reprinted in From Roman provinces to medieval kingdoms, ed. by Thomas F. X. Noble (Philadelphia, PA, 2006), pp. 33-42 [E]

Walter Goffart, 'Does the Distant Past Impinge on the Invasion Age Germans? ', in On barbarian identity : critical approaches to ethnicity in the early middle ages, ed. by Andrew Gillett (Turnhout: Brepols, 2002), pp. 21-37, reprinted in From Roman provinces to medieval kingdoms, ed. by Thomas F. X. Noble (Philadelphia, PA, 2006), pp. 91-109 [E]

Heinrich Härke, 'Archaeologists and Migrations: A Problem of Attitude? ', Current archaeology. 39 (1998),39-45, reprinted in From Roman provinces to medieval kingdoms, ed. by Thomas F. X. Noble (Philadelphia, PA, 2006), pp. 262-276 [E]

Catherine Hills, The origins of the English (London: Duckworth, 2002)

Richard Hodges and William Bowden, 'Balkan Ghosts? Nationalism and the Question of Rural Continuity in Albania', in Landscapes of change : rural evolutions in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, ed. Neil Christie (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), pp. 195-222; reprinted in Goodbye to the Vikings? : re-reading early medieval archaeology, ed. by Richard Hodges(London: Duckworth, 2006), pp. 39-62 [V]

Ian N. Wood, 'Gregory of Tours and Clovis', Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire ISSN: 0035-0818 63 (1985),249-272 (available online); reprinted in Debating the Middle Ages : issues and readings, ed. by Lester K. Little and Barbara H. Rosenwein (Oxford: Blackwells, 1998), pp. 73-91

Ian N. Wood, The modern origins of the early Middle Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

BarbaraYorke, 'Anglo-Saxon Origin Legends', in Myth, rulership, church and charters : essays in honour of Nicholas Brooks, ed. by Julia Barrow (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), pp. 15-30 [V]

 

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The Quest for the Middle Ages: Medieval Imagery and Symbols in 20th-Century Germany

Mark Connelly and David Welch, eds, War and the media : reportage and propaganda, 1900-2003 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2005)

Nicholas J. Cull, David Culbert, and David Welch, Propaganda and mass persuasion : a historical encyclopedia, 1500 to the present (Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2003)

R.J.W. Evans and Guy P. Marchal, eds, The uses of the Middle Ages in modern European states : history, nationhood and the search for origins (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Laurie A. Finke and Martin B. Shichtman, King Arthur and the myth of history (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004)

Willem P. Gerritsen and Anthony G. van Melle, eds, A dictionary of medieval heroes : characters in medieval narrative traditions and their afterlife in literature, theatre, and the visual arts, trans. by Tanis Guest (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1998)

Stefan Goebel, ‘Cultural Memory and the Great War: Classicism and Medievalism in British and German War Memorials' , in Cultures of commemoration : war memorials, ancient and modern, ed. by Polly Low. Graham Oliver, and P. J. Rhodes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 131-154 [V]

Stefan Goebel, 'Chivalrous Knights versus Iron Warriors: Representations of the Battle of Matériel and Slaughter in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940' in Picture this : World War I posters and visual culture, ed. by Pearl James (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010), pp. 79-110 [V]

Stefan Goebel, The Great War and medieval memory : war and remembrance in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell, Propaganda and Persuasion, 4th edition (London: Sage, 2006)

Aristotle A. Kallis, Nazi propaganda and the Second World War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Ian Kershaw, The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Phillip Knightley, The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero and Myth Maker from the Crimea to Kosovo, 3rd edition (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004)

Lisbet Koerner, ‘Nazi Medievalist Architecture and the Politics of Memory’, Medievalism in Europe, ed. by Leslie J. Workman (Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, 1993), pp. 48-78 [V]

Sarah Lipton, Images of intolerance : the representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisée (Berkley: University of California Press, 1999)

Sara Lipton, ‘The Jew’s Face: Vision, Knowledge, and Identity in Medieval Anti-Jewish Caricature’, in Late medieval Jewish identities : Iberia and beyond, ed. by Carmen Caballero-Navas and Esperanza Alfonso (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 259-87

Sara Lipton, Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014)

David Matthews, Medievalism : a critical history, Medievalism 6 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2015)

Mitchell B. Merback, ed., Beyond the yellow badge : anti-Judaism and antisemitism in medieval and early modern visual culture (Leiden: Brill, 2008)

Andreas Musolff, Metaphor, nation and the holocaust : the concept of the body politic (London: Routledge, 2010)

Veronica Ortenberg, In search of the Holy Grail (London: Hambledon Continuum, 2006)

Anthony R. Pratkanis and Elliot Arons, Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion (New York: W. H. Freeman, 1992)

Timothy Reuter, Medieval polities and modern mentalities, ed. by Janet L. Nelson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) [E]

Anthony Rhodes, Propaganda : the art of persuasion : World War II (London: Angus & Robertson, 1975)

Miri Rubin, Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)

K.R.M. Short, ed., Film & radio propaganda in World War II (London: Croom Helm, 1983)

Oliver Thomson, Easily led : a history of propaganda (Stroud: Sutton, 1999)

Fred Wagner, Rudolf Borchardt and the Middle Ages : translation, anthology, and nationalism (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1983)

David Welch, ‘Images of the Hun: The Portrayal of the German Enemy in British Propaganda in World War I’, in Propaganda, power and persuasion : from World War I to Wikileaks, ed. by David Welch (London: I. B. Tauris, 2014), pp. 37-61 [V]

David Welch , The Third Reich: Politics and Propaganda (London: Routledge, 2002) [E]

David Welch, Propaganda: Power and Persuasion (London: The British Library, 2013)

David Welch, ed., Propaganda, power and persuasion : from World War I to Wikileaks (London: I. B. Tauris, 2014)

Marion Yass, This is your war : home front propaganda in the second World War (London: Public Record Office, 1983)

 

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Spanish National History and the Middle Ages

John Aberth, A knight at the movies : medieval history on film (London: Routledge, 2003), pp. 63-148

Amerigo Castro, The structure of Spanish history, trans. by Edmund L. King (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1954)

Simon R. Doubleday and David Coleman, eds, In the light of medieval Spain : Islam, the West, and the relevance of the past ISBN: 9781403983893; 1403983895, The New Middle Ages (New York City, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

Richard A. Fletcher, 'Reconquest and Crusade in Spain c. 1050-1150', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.,5th Series, 37 (1987), 31-47 [E] reprinted in The Crusades : the essential readings, ed. by Thomas Madden (Oxford: Blackwells, 2002), pp. 52-67

Richard Fletcher, The quest for El Cid (New York City, NY: Alfred Knopf, 1990; reprinted Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Amancio Isla Frez, 'Monarchy and Neogothicism in the Astur Kingdom, 711-910', Francia. 26 (1999), 41-56 (available online at: http://francia.digitale-sammlungen.de/Blatt_bsb00016303,00051.html )

Jonathan Jarrett, 'Caliph, King or Grandfather: strategies of legitimization on the Spanish March in the reign of Lothar III', Mediaeval journal. volume one, number 2 (2011), 1-22

Peter Linehan, 'History in a Changing World: The Case of Medieval Spain', in Past and present in medieval Spain, ed. by Peter Linehan(Aldershot: Ashgate, 1992), pp. 1-22 [V]

Peter Linehan, History and the historians of medieval Spain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993)

María Rosa Menocal, The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain ISBN: 9780316168717 (pbk.); 9780316566889 (hbk.); 0316566888 (hbk.); 0316168718 (pbk.) (New York City: Little, Brown & Co., 2002)

Joseph O'Callaghan, review of Chroniques asturiennes : (fin IXe siècle), ed. and trans. by Yves Bonnaz (1987), Speculum. 65 (1990), 370-372 [ E]

Joseph O'Callaghan, Reconquest and crusade in medieval Spain (Philadelphia, PA: Pennsylvania University Press, 2003)

Ramón Menéndez Pidal, The Cid and His Spain, trans. by Harold Sunderland (London: John Murray, 1934)

Maria Jesús Rubiera Mata and Mikel de Epalza, ‘Al-Andalus: Between Myth and History’, History and anthropology ISSN: 0275-7206, 18 (2007), 269–73

 

Flocel Sabaté, ‘Catalonia Among the Long-Standing Regions of Europe’, in Historical Analysis of the Catalan Identity, ed. by Sabaté (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015), pp. 13-25    

Flocel Sabaté, ‘The Medieval Roots of Catalan Identity’, in Historical Analysis of the Catalan Identity, ed. by Flocel Sabaté (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015), pp. 29–104

Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz, Spain, a historical enigma ISBN: 8473920996, trans. by Colette Joly Dees and David Sven Reher, Biblioteca de Hispanismo, 2, 2 vols (Madrid: Fundación Universitaria Española, 1975

Maya Soifer Irish, ‘Beyond Convivencia: Critical Reflections on the Historiography of Interfaith Relations in Christian Spain’, Journal of Medieval Iberian studies. ISSN: 1754-6559; 1754-6567, 1.1 (2009), 19–35     

Eduardo Subirats, ‘Seven Theses Against Hispanism’, in Border Interrogations: Questioning Spanish Frontiers, ed. by Benita Sampedro and Simon R. Doubleday, Remapping Cultural History, 8 (New York: Berghahn Books, 2008), pp. 246–59 [E]

Ramón Villares, 'Castles vs. Castros: The Middle Ages in the Construction of Galician National Identity', trans. by James D'Emilio in Culture and society in medieval Galicia : a cultural crossroads at the edge of Europe, ed. by James D'Emilio (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015), pp. 917-946

 

 

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Crusades and the Modern World

S. J. Allen and Emilie Amt, eds, The Crusades : a reader (Plymouth: Broadview Press, 2003)

Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt, eds, Seven myths of the Crusades (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2015)

Andrew B. R. Elliot, Medievalism, politics and mass media : appropriating the Middle Ages in the twenty-first century ISBN: 9781843844631 hardcover; 184384463X hardcover (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2017)

Carole Hillenbrand, The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006)

Andrew Jotischky, Crusading and the Crusader states (Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2004)

Thomas F. Madden, ed., The Crusades : the essential readings (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002)

Alan V. Murray, ed., The crusades to the Holy Land : the essential reference guide, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015)

Emran Qureshi and Michael A. Sells, eds, The new crusades : constructing the Muslim enemy ISBN: 0231126670 ¹17.00; 9780231126670 ¹17.00; 0231126662 ¹43.50; 9780231126663 ¹43.50 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003)

Louise and Jonathan Riley-Smith, eds, The Crusades : idea and reality, 1095-1274 (London: Edward Arnold, 1981)

Elizabeth Siberry, The new Crusaders : images of the Crusades in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000)

Christopher Tyerman, The debate on the Crusades, 1099-2010 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011)

Christopher Tyerman, God's war : a new history of the Crusades (London: Penguin, 2007)

Christopher Tyerman, Fighting for Christendom : holy war and the Crusades (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

 

 

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Is ISIS Medieval (and Why Does It Matter)?

Andreas Armborst, Jihadi violence : a study of al-Qaeda's media (Berlin: Dunker & Humblot, 2013)  

Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld (London: Corgi, 2003)

Richard Bonney, Jihād : from Qurʼān to Bin Laden (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2004) [E]

Alia Brahimi, Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror (oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)

Franco Cardini, Europe and Islam, trans. by Caroline Beamish (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001)

Andrew B. R. Elliot, Medievalism, politics and mass media : appropriating the Middle Ages in the twenty-first century ISBN: 9781843844631 hardcover; 184384463X hardcover (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2017)

H.A.R. Gibb et al., eds, The Encyclopaedia of Islam., 8 vols (Leiden: Brill, 1960-98)

Vernon O. Egger, A history of the Muslim world to 1405 : the making of a civilization (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2004)

Gerhard Endress, An Introduction to Islam, trans. by Carole Hillenbrand (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998)

John L. Esposito, ed., The Oxford history of Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

John L. Esposito, Islam: The Straight Path, third edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Reuven Firestone, Jihad : the origin of holy war in Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999) [E]

Nicolas Hénin, Jihad academy : how the West misunderstands Islamic State, trans. by Martin Makinson (New Delhi: Bloomsbury India, 2015)

Carole Hillenbrand, The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006)

Philip K. Hitti, History of the Arabs:, 10th revised edition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002)

Bruce Holsinger, Neomedievalism, neoconservatism, and the war on terror (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2007)

Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples, revised edition (London: Faber and Faber, 2005)

Raymond Ibrahim, ed. and trans., The Al Qaeda reader ISBN: 9780767922623 (pbk.); 076792262X (pbk.) (New ¥ork: Broadway Books, 2007)

John Kelsay and James Turner, Just war and Jihad : historical and theoretical perspectives on war and peace in Western and Islamic traditions (New York: Greenwood, 1991)

Hugh Kennedy, The caliphate: The History of an Idea (New York: Basic Books, 2016)

Walter Laquer, ed., Voices of terror : manifestos, writings, and manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorists from around the world and throughout the ages ISBN: 9781594290350 (pbk.) : £10.99; 1594290350 (pbk.) : £10.99 (New York: Reed Press, 2004)

Jean Dammen McAuliffe, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Qur’ān (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) [E]

Ian R. Netton, ed., A Popular Dictionary of Islam (Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Group, 1997)

Rudolph Peters, ed., Jihad in classical and modern Islam : a reader (Princeton: Wiener, 1996)

John Renard, Seven doors to Islam : spirituality and the religious life of Muslims (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996)

Neal Robinson, Islam : a concise introduction (Richmond: Curzon, 1999)

Malise Ruthven, Islam in the World, second edition. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)

J.J. Saunders, A History of Medieval Islam (London: Routledge, 1965 or 1990)

Dominique Sourdel and Janine Sourdel-Thomine, A Glossary of Islam, trans. Caroline Higgitt (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007) [E]

David Waines, An Introduction to Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, ISIS : inside the army of terror ISBN: 9781941393574 (pbk.) : £9.99 (New York: Regan Arts, 2015

 

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Violence Medieval and Modern

Catherine Batt, ‘Malory and Rape’, Arthuriana., 7.3 (1997), 78-99 [V]

Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz, eds, Medievalism : key critical terms (Cambridge: Brewer, 2014)

Laurie A. Finke and Martin B. Shichtman, ‘No pain, no gain: Violence as Symbolic Capital in Malory’s Morte Darthur ’, Arthuriana., 8.2 (1998), 115-34 [V]

Andrew Lynch, ‘Malory Moralisé: The Disarming of Le Morte Darthur, 1800-1918’, Arthuriana., 9.4 (1999), 81-93 [V]

Andrew Lynch, ‘Swords in Stones / Ladies in Lakes: Revision and Legendariness in Arthurian Medievalism’, in International medievalism and popular culture ISBN: 9781604978643 (alk. paper); 1604978643 (alk. paper), ed. by Louise D’Arcens and Andrew Lynch (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2014), pp. 227-44 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 22/01/2018)   

Philippa C. Maddern, Violence and social order : East Anglia, 1422-1442 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)

David Matthews, Medievalism : a critical history (Cambridge: Brewer, 2015)

Hannah Skoda, Medieval violence : physical brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

K. S. Whetter, ‘The Historicity of Combat in Le Morte Darthur ’, in Arthurian studies in honour of P.J.C. Field, ed. by Bonnie Wheeler (Cambridge: Brewer, 2004), pp. 261-70 [V]

 

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White Supremacism and Medieval Ideas of Race

Victoria Elizabeth Cooper, ‘Fantasies of the North: Medievalism and Identity in Skyrim’ (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Leeds, 2016), available at http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/16875/

 Allen J. Frantzen, Desire for origins : new language, Old English, and teaching the tradition ISBN: 0813515904 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990)

 John M. Ganim, Medievalism and Orientalism : three essays on literature, architecture, and cultural identity ISBN: 1403963207 (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005)

 Alaric Hall, Útrásarvíkingar! The Literature of the 2008 Icelandic Financial Crisis (unpublished working paper, 2017), chapter 3 (‘Neomedievalism and a Microstate’), available at https://www.academia.edu/35340298

Geraldine Heng, 'The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, I: Race Studies, Modernity, and the Middle Ages', Literature compass, 8.5 (2011), 258–74 [available online]

 Geraldine Heng, 'The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, II: Locations of Medieval Race', Literature compass, 8.5 (2011), 275–93 [available online]

 Bruce Holsinger, Neomedievalism, neoconservatism, and the war on terror ISBN: 9780976147596 (pbk.) : No price; 0976147599 (pbk.) : No price, 29 (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2007)

 John O. Hunwick, ‘A Region of the Mind: Medieval Arab Views of African Geography and Ethnography and Their Legacy’, Sudanic Africa, 16 (2005), 103-36, available at https://org.uib.no/smi/sa/16/16Hunwick.pdf

Lester K. Little, ‘Cypress Beams, Kufic Script, and Cut Stone: Rebuilding the Master Narrative of European History’, Speculum. ISSN: 0038-7134; 2040-8072, 79 (2004), 909-28 [E]

 Ania Loomba, ‘Periodization, Race, and Global Contact’, The journal of medieval and early modern studies. ISSN: 1082-9636, 37 (2007), 595-620 [E]

 Edward W. Said, Orientalism (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978)

Helen Young, editor, Fantasy and science fiction medievalisms : from Isaac Asimov to a Game of Thrones ISBN: 9781604978964 (alk. paper) (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015)

Helen Young, Race and popular fantasy literature : habits of whiteness ISBN: 9781138850231 hardback (New York: Routledge, 2016) [E]

 Helen Young, ‘Whiteness and Time: The Once, Present, and Future Race’, Medievalism on the margins ISBN: 9781843844068 (hardback) : £50.00; 9781782044833 (ebook) : No price Studies in Medievalism, 24 (2015), 39-49 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 22/01/2018)   

 

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From Medieval Saint to Eco-Warrior: St Francis of Assisi, Creation, and Climate Change

Patricia Appelbaum, ‘St. Francis in the Nineteenth Century’, Church history : studies in Christianity and culture., 78 (2009), 792-813 [E]

Edward A. Armstrong, Saint Francis, nature mystic : the derivation and significance of the nature stories in the Franciscan legend (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973)

Jan J. Boersema, ‘Why is Francis of Assisi the Patron Saint of Ecologists? ’, Science and Christian belief., 14 (2002), 51-77 [V]

Andrew Cunningham, ‘Science and Religion in the Thirteenth Century Revisited: The Making of St Francis the Proto-Ecologist. Part 1: Creature not Nature’, in The identity of the history of science and medicine, ed. by Andrew Cunningham, Variorum Collected Studies Series, 1003 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), Essay IV, pp. 613-43

Andrew Cunningham, ‘Science and Religion in the Thirteenth Century Revisited: The Making of St Francis the Proto-Ecologist. Part 2: Nature not Creature’, in The identity of the history of science and medicine, ed. by Andrew Cunningham, Variorum Collected Studies Series, 1003 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), Essay V, pp. 69-98 [V]

Lawrence S. Cuningham, Francis of Assisi : performing the Gospel life (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004)

Petà Dunstan, ‘The Ecumenical Appeal of Francis’, in The Cambridge companion to Francis of Assisi [electronic resource], ed. by Michael J. P. Robson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 273-87 [E]

John Hart, ‘St. Francis in the Twenty-First Century’, in Finding Saint Francis in literature and art, ed. by Cynthia Ho, Beth A. Mulvaney and John K. Downey (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 163-81

Timothy J. Johnson, ‘Francis and Creation’, in The Cambridge companion to Francis of Assisi [electronic resource], ed. by Michael J. P. Robson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 143-58 [E]

Weston Kennison, ‘The Pilgrimage of the Wolf: St. Francis as Peacemaker in Gubbio and Nicaragua’, in The world of St. Francis of Assisi : essays in honor of William R. Cook, ed. by Bradley R. Franco and Beth A. Mulvaney (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 140-51

Lisa J. Kiser, ‘Animal Economies: The Lives of St. Francis in their Medieval Contexts’, Isle : interdisciplinary studies in literature and environment., 11 (2004), 121-38 [E]

F. D. Klingender, ‘St Francis and the Birds of the Apocalypse’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes., 16 (1953), 13-23 [E]

Brian Moloney, Francis of Assisi and his "Canticle of Brother Sun" reassessed (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Roger M. Payne, ‘The Wolf in the Forest: St. Francis and the Italian Eremitical Tradition’, in Finding Saint Francis in literature and art, ed. by Cynthia Ho, Beth A. Mulvaney and John K. Downey (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 63-77

David Salter, Holy and noble beasts : encounters with animals in medieval literature (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2001)

Antonio Scuderi, Dario Fo : framing, festival, and the folkloric imagination (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011)

Roger D. Sorrell, St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988)

André Vauchez, Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint, trans. by Michael F. Cusato (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013)

Lynn White, Jr., ‘The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis’, Science., n.s.155:3767 (1967), 1203-1207 [E]; reprinted in: Lynn White, Jr., Machina ex deo : essays in the dynamism of Western culture (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1968) [This article is very dated, but it is important because it was the first modern, scholarly link between St Francis and environmentalism. For a response, see the discussion by Jan Boersema in Science and Christian belief. ]  

 

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Middle English Romance to Hollywood Comedy

David Chamberlain, 'Marie de France's Arthurian lai: Subtle and Political', in Culture and the king : the social implications of the Arthurian legend : essays in honor of Valerie M. Lagorio, ed. by M. B. Shichtman and J. P. Carley (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994), pp. 15-34

Geneva Diamond, ‘Medievalism and the Courtship Plot in Julie Garwood’s Popular Romance Novels’, in The Middle Ages in popular culture : medievalism and genre ISBN: 9781604978971, ed. by Helen Young (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015), pp. 55-74

Jacqueline Eccles, ‘Feminist Criticism and the Lay of Lanval: A Reply’, Romance notes., 38.3 (1998), 281-85

Sharon Kinoshita, 'Cherchez la Femme: Feminist Criticism and Marie de France's Lai de Lanval', Romance notes., 35 (1994), 263-73

Nicola McDonald, ed., Pulp fictions of medieval England : essays in popular romance (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004)

E.W. Poe, 'Love in the Afternoon: Courtly Play in the Lai de Lanval', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen., 84 (1983), 301-10

Janice Radway, Reading the romance : women, patriarchy, and popular literature (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984)

Raluca L. Radulescu and Cory James Rushton, eds, A companion to medieval popular romance [electronic resource] (Cambridge: Brewer, 2009) [E]

William Rothwell, ‘The Trial Scene in Lanval and the Development of the Legal Register in Anglo-Norman’, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen., 101:1 (2000), 17-36

Martin B. Shichtman and Laurie Finke, ‘Magical Mistress Tour: Patronage, Intellectual Property, and the Dissemination of Wealth in the Lais of Marie de France’, Signs.: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 25.2 (2000), 479-503

D. Vance Smith, Arts of possession : the Middle English household imaginary (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003)

A. C. Spearing, ‘The Lanval Story’, in The medieval poet as voyeur : looking and listening in medieval love-narratives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 97-119 [V]

A.C. Spearing, 'Marie de France and her Middle English Adaptors', Studies in the age of Chaucer., 12 (1990), 117-56

Myra Stokes, ‘ Lanval to Sir Launfal: A Story becomes Popular’, in The Spirit of Medieval English Popular Romance, ed. by Ad Putter and Jane Gilbert (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 56-77 [E]

Nicholas Watson, ‘Desire for the Past’, and ‘Afterword’, in Maistresse of my wit : medieval women, modern scholars, ed. by Louise D’Arcens and Juanita Feros Ruys (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004), pp. 149-84; 185-88

Elizabeth Williams, ‘“A damsel by herselfe alone”: Images of Magic and Femininity from Lanval to Sir Lambewell ’, in Romance reading on the book : essays on medieval narrative presented to Maldwyn Mills, ed. by Jennifer Fellows, Rosalind Field, Gillian Rogers and Judith Weiss (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996), pp. 155-70 [V]

 

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The Supernatural Romance

Lucie Armitt, ‘The Fragile Frames of The Bloody Chamber ’, in The infernal desires of Angela Carter : fiction, femininity, feminism, ed. by Joseph Bristow and Trev Lynn Broughton (London: Longman, 1997), pp. 88-99 [V]

Margaret Atwood, ‘Running with the Tigers’, in Flesh and the mirror : essays on the art of Angela Carter, ed. by Lorna Sage (London: Virago, 1994), pp. 117-35 [V]

Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978)

John Bowers, ‘Ordeals, Privacy, and the Lais of Marie de France’, The journal of medieval and Renaissance studies., 24.1 (1994), 1-31

Glyn S. Burgess, Marie de France: An Analytical Bibliography (London: Grant and Cutler, 1977: plus Supplement 1 (1986) and Supplement 2 (1997))

E.J. Burns and R. Krueger, 'Courtly Ideology and Women's Place in Medieval French Literature', Romance notes., 5 (1985), 205-390

Emma Campbell, ‘Political Animals: Human/Animal Life in Bisclavret and Yonec ’, Exemplaria., 25 (2013), 95-109 [E]

Amy M. Clarke and Marijane Osborn, eds, The Twilight mystique : critical essays on the novels and films, Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 25 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010)

Melissa A. Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, eds, Bitten by Twilight : youth culture, media, & the vampire franchise (New York: Peter Lang, 2010)

Paula Clifford, Marie de France, Lais (London: Grant and Cutler, 1982)

Jeffrey J. Cohen, ‘The Werewolf’s Indifference’, Studies in the age of Chaucer., 34 (2012), 351-56 [E]

Susan Crane, ‘How to Translate a Werewolf’, in The medieval translator = Traduire au Moyen Âge, ed. by Jacqueline Jenkins and Olivier Bertrand (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), pp. 365-74

Paul Creamer, ‘Woman-Hating in Marie de France’s Bisclavret ’, The Romanic review., 93 (2002), 259-74 [E]

Anny Crunelle-Vanrigh, ‘The Logic of the Same and Différence: “The Courtship of Mr Lyon”’, in Angela Carter and the fairy tale, ed. by Danielle M. Roemer and Cristina Bacchilega (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001), pp. 128-44 [V]

Arlyn Diamond, ‘Loving Beasts: The Romance of William of Palerne ’ in The Spirit of Medieval English Popular Romance, ed. by Ad Putter and Jane Gilbert (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 142-56 [E]

Morgan Dickson, ‘Female Doubling and Male Identity in Medieval Romance’, in The matter of identity in medieval romance, ed. by Philippa Hardman (Cambridge: Brewer, 2002), pp. 59-72

Patricia Duncker, ‘Re-Imagining the Fairy Tale: Angela Carter’s Bloody Chambers’, in Popular fictions : essays in literature and history, ed. by Peter Humm, Paul Stigant, and Peter Widdowson (London: Methuen, 1986), pp. 222-36 [V]

Michelle Freeman, 'Marie de France's Poetics of Silence', PMLA., 99 (1984), 860-83

Gloria Thomas Gilmore, ‘Marie de France’s Bisclavret: What the Werewolf Will and Will Not Wear’, in Encountering medieval textiles and dress : objects, texts, images, ed. by Desiree G. Koslin and Janet Snyder (New York: Palgrave, 2002), pp. 67-84

Sharon Kinoshita, ‘Two for the Price of One: Courtly Love and Serial Polygamy in the Lais of Marie de France’, Arthuriana., 8.2 (1998), 33-55

Roberta Krueger, ‘Beyond debate : gender in play in old French courtly fiction’, in Gender in Debate from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance ISBN: 0312232446, ed. by Thelma S. Fenster and Clare A. Lees (New York: Palgrave, 2002), pp. 79-95 

Roberta Krueger, ‘Marie de France’, in The Cambridge companion to medieval women's writing, ed. by Carolyn Dinshaw and David Wallace (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 172-83 ) [E]

Françoise H. M. Le Saux, ‘“Gloser la lettre”: Identity and Power in the Poetry of Marie de France’, in Writers of the reign of Henry II : twelve essays, ed. by Ruth Kennedy and Simon Meecham-Jones (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp.205-19

David B. Leshock, ‘The Knight of the Werewolf: Bisclavret and the Shape-Shifting Metaphor’, Romance quarterly., 46 (1999), 155-65 [E]

William MacBain, ‘The Outsider at Court, or What Is So Strange about the Stranger? ’, in The court and cultural diversity : selected papers from the Eighth triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, the Queen's University of Belfast, 26 July-1 August 1995, ed. by Evelyn Mullally and John Thompson (Cambridge: Brewer, 1997), pp. 357-65

Anne Morey, ed., Genre, reception, and adaptation in the 'Twilight' series (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012)

Rupert T. Pickens, ‘Marie de France and the Body Poetic’, in Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages, ed. by Jane Chance (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996), pp. 135-71

Corinne Saunders, Magic and the supernatural in medieval English romance (Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 2010) [E]

T.A. Shippey, 'Breton Lais and Modern Fantasies', in Studies in medieval English romances : some new approaches, ed. by Derek Brewer (Cambridge: Brewer, 1988), pp. 69-91

John Stevens, 'The granz biens of Marie de France', in John Lawlor, ed., Patterns of love and courtesy : essays in memory of C.S.Lewis. (London: Edward Arnold, 1966), pp. 1-25

Robert Sturges, 'Texts and Readers in Marie de France's Lais ', The Romanic review., 71 (1980), 244-64

Natalie Wilson, Seduced by Twilight : the allure and contradictory messages of the popular saga (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011)

Lucas Wood, ‘The Werewolf as Möbius Strip, or Becoming Bisclavret’, The Romanic review., 102 (2011), 3-25

Evelyn Vitz, 'The Lais of Marie de France: Narrative Grammar and the Literary Text', The Romanic review., 74 (1983), 384-404

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 Representing the Medieval in Film and Television

John Aberth, A knight at the movies : medieval history on film ISBN: 0415938864 (pbk. : alk. paper) : £16.99; 0415938856 (hbk. : alk. paper) : £60.00 (New York: Routledge, 2003)

 Jes Battis and Susan Johnston, eds, Mastering The game of thrones : essays on George R.R. Martin's A song of ice and fire ISBN: 9780786496310 (pbk.); 0786496312 (pbk.); 9781476619620 ebook (London: McFarland, 2015)

 Anke Bernau and Bettina Bildhauer, eds, Medieval film ISBN: 9780719086472 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009)

 Bettina Bildhauer, Filming the Middle Ages ISBN: 9781861898081; 1861898088 (London: Reaktion Books, 2011)

 Mark C. Carnes, ed., Past imperfect : history according to the movies ISBN: 0304348058 (London: Cassell, 1996)

 

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘“Any resemblance to persons living or dead”: Film and the Challenge of Authenticity’, The Yale Review ISSN: 0044-0124 76 (1986-7), 457-82 [available online: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/HistoryWired/Davis/DavisAuthenticity.html]

 Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray, eds, The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy ISBN: 0786419261 (London: McFarland, 2004)

 Andrew B. R. Elliot, Remaking the Middle Ages : the methods of cinema and history in portraying the medieval world ISBN: 9780786446247; 0786446242; 9780786461769 ebook (London: McFarland, 2010) [E]

 Valerie Estelle Frankel, Women in Game of thrones : power, conformity and resistance ISBN: 9780786494163 (pbk.) : £29.50; 9781476615547 (ebook) : No price (Jefferson: McFarland, 2014)

 Kevin J. Harty, The Reel Middle Ages : American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Films about Medieval Europe (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1999 and 2006)

 Marnie Hughes-Warrington, History goes to the movies : studying history on film ISBN: 0415328284 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780415328272 (hbk.) : £50.00; 0415328276 (hbk.) : £50.00; 9780415328289 (pbk.) : £15.99 (London: Routledge, 2007)

 Andrew James Johnston, Margitta Rouse, and Philpp Hinz, eds, The medieval motion picture : the politics of adaptation ISBN: 9780230112506 (hardback) : £60.00; 9781137074249 (PDF ebook) : No price (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

 Marcia Landy, ed.,The historical film : history and memory in media ISBN: 0813528569 (pbk.); 0813528550 (cl.) (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001) [especially the essays in section one ‘Regarding History’]

 Carolyne Larrington, Winter is coming : the medieval world of Game of thrones ISBN: 9781784532567; 1784532568 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2015)

 Brian Levy and Lesley Coote, ‘The Subversion of Medievalism in Lancelot du lac and Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ in Postmodern medievalisms ISBN: 184384012x; 0012930105, ed. by Richard Utz and Jesse G. Swan, Studies in Medievalism XIII (Cambridge: Brewer, 2004), pp. 99-126

 Arthur Lindley, ‘The Ahistoricism of Medieval Film’, Screening the Past 3 (1998) [available online: http://tlweb.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/screeningthepast/firstrelease/fir598/ALfr3a.htm]

 Willian D. Paden, ‘I Learned It at the Movies: Teaching Medieval Film’ in Postmodern medievalisms ISBN: 184384012x; 0012930105, ed. by Richard Utz and Jesse G. Swan, Studies in Medievalism XIII (Cambridge: Brewer, 2004), pp. 79-98

 Meriem Pagès and Karolyn Kinane, eds, The Middle Ages on television : critical essays ISBN: 9780786479412 (softcover : alk. paper); 9781476620091 (ebook) (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2015)

 Lynn T. Ramey and Tison Pugh, eds. Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema ISBN: 1403974276 (alk. paper) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

 Paul B. Sturtevant, The Middle Ages in popular imagination : memory, film and medievalism ISBN: 9781788311397 (hbk.) : £69.00 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017) [Paul’s doctoral dissertation, Based on a true history? : the impact of popular 'Medieval film' on the public understanding of the Middle Ages is available online via the library catalogue]

 Hayden White, ‘Historiography and Historiophoty’, The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762, 93 (1988), 1193-99 [E]

 Helen Young, ed., The Middle Ages in popular culture : medievalism and genre ISBN: 9781604978971 (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015)

 

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Representing Female Power and Authority in Film and Television

General Reading on Women, Queenship, and Power

Anne J.Duggan, ed., Queens and queenship in medieval Europe : proceedings of a conference held at King's College London, April 1995 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1997)

Theresa Earenfight, Queenship in medieval Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Mary C. Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski, eds, Gendering the master narrative : women and power in the Middle Ages (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003)

Kavita Mudan Finn, The last Plantagenet consorts : gender, genre, and historiography, 1440-1627 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Sharon L. Jansen, The monstrous regiment of women : female rulers in early modern Europe (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) [E]

J.L. Laynesmith, The last medieval queens : English queenship 1445-1503 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) [E]

Carole Levin and Robert Bucholz, eds, Queens & power in medieval and early modern England (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

Kathleen Nolan, ed., Capetian Women (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)

Liz Oakley-Brown and Louise J. Wilkinson (eds), The rituals and rhetoric of queenship : medieval to early modern (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009)

John Carmi Parsons, ed., Medieval Queenship (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1994)

Pauline Stafford, ‘Emma: The Powers of the Queen in the Eleventh Century’, in Queens and queenship in medieval Europe : proceedings of a conference held at King's College London, April 1995, ed. by Anne Duggan (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1997), pp. 3-26 [V]

Theresa M. Vann, ed., Queens, regents and potentates (Dallas: Academia, 1993)

Elena Woodacre, ed., Queenship in the Mediterranean : negotiating the role of the queen in the medieval and early modern eras (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) [E]

 

Influential Medieval Literary and Artistic Representations

Nancy B. Black, Medieval narratives of accused queens (Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2003)

Thelma S. Fenster, ed., Arthurian women : a casebook (New York: Routledge, 1996)

Peggy McCracken, The romance of adultery : queenship and sexual transgression in Old French literature (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998)

Karen Pratt, ‘The Image of the Queen in Old French Literature’, in Queens and queenship in medieval Europe : proceedings of a conference held at King's College London, April 1995, ed. by Anne Duggan (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1997), pp. 235-59

Peter Noble, ‘The Character of Guinevere in the Arthurian Romances of Chrétien de Troyes’, in Lancelot and Guinevere : a casebook, ed. by Lori J. Walters, (New York: Garland, 1996), pp. 203-18 [V]

Kathleen Nolan, Queens in stone and silver : the creation of a visual imagery of queenship in Capetian France (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

 

Case Studies

[note that there are many other women you could also study for your essay – see filmography below – but please ask about further research on these people before you start work]

Isabelle of France (d. 1358) [as seen in Braveheart ]

· Michael Bennett, ‘Isabelle of France, Anglo-French Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange in the Late 1350s’, in The age of Edward III, ed. by J. S. Bothwell (York: York Medieval Press, 2001), pp. 215-25 [V]

· Hilda Johnstone, ‘ Isabella, the She-Wolf of France’, History. 21 (1936), 208-18 [E]

· Carla Lord, ‘Queen Isabella at the Court of France’, Fourteenth-century England., volume 2, ed. by Chris Given-Wilson (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2002), pp. 45-52

· Sophia Menache, ‘Isabelle of France, Queen of England: A Reconsideration’, Journal of Medieval history. 10 (1984), 107-24 [V]

· J.C. Parsons, ‘The Intercessionary Patronage of Queens Margaret and Isabella of France’, Thirteenth-Century England, volume 6 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1995), pp. 145-56

 

Isabel of Castile (d. 1504) [as seen in 1492: Conquest of Paradise ]

· Peggy K. Liss, Isabel the Queen : life and times (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992)

· Barbara F. Weissberger, Isabel rules : constructing queenship, wielding power (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004)

· Barbara F. Weissberger, ed., Queen Isabel I of Castile : power, patronage, persona (Woodbridge: Tamesis Books, 2008) [E]

 

Eleanor of Aquitaine (d. 1204) [as seen in The lion in winter [videorecording] and Robin Hood.]

  • Michael Evans, Inventing Eleanor: the Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine (London, 2014)

· Jane Martindale, ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Last Years’, King John : new interpretations, ed. by S. D. Church (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1999), pp. 137-64 [V]

· John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler (eds) Eleanor of Aquitaine : lord and lady (New York: Palgrave, 2002)

· Ralph V. Turner, ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine and Her Children: An Inquiry into Medieval Family Attachment’, Journal of Medieval history. 14 (1988),321-335 [V]

· Ralph Turner, Eleanor of Aquitaine : Queen of France, Queen of England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009)

Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen [as read about or seen in Game of Thrones]

 

Studying Medieval Film and Television

John Aberth, A knight at the movies : medieval history on film (New York: Routledge, 2003)

Jes Battis and Susan Johnston, eds, Mastering The game of thrones : essays on George R.R. Martin's A song of ice and fire (Jefferson: McFarland, 2015)

Anke Bernau and Bettina Bildhauer, eds, Medieval film (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009)

Bettina Bildhauer, Filming the Middle Ages (London: Reaktion Books, 2011)

Clare Bradford and Rebbecca Hutton, ‘Female Protagonists in Arthurian Television for the Young’, in The Middle Ages in popular culture : medievalism and genre ISBN: 9781604978971, ed. by Helen Young (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015), pp. 11-34

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘“Any resemblance to persons living or dead”: Film and the Challenge of Authenticity’, The Yale review. 76 (1986-7), 457-82 [available online: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/HistoryWired/Davis/DavisAuthenticity.html ]

Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray,eds, The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004)

Julie Ann Ford, ‘Women of the Cinematic Middle Ages in Red Riding Hood and Brave: Marriage or Monsters’, in The Middle Ages in popular culture : medievalism and genre ISBN: 9781604978971, ed. by Helen Young (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015), pp. 35-53

Valerie Estelle Frankel, Women in Game of thrones : power, conformity and resistance (Jefferson: McFarland, 2014)

Kevin J. Harty, The reel Middle Ages : American, western and eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian films about medieval Europe (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999)

Andrew James Johnston, Margitta Rouse, and Philpp Hinz, eds, The medieval motion picture : the politics of adaptation (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Carolyne Larrington, Winter is coming : the medieval world of Game of thrones (London: I.B. Tauris, 2015)

Bethany Latham, Elizabeth I in film and television : a study of the major portrayals (Jefferson: McFarland, 2011)

Carole Levin, ‘Elizabeth: Romantic Film Heroine or Sixteenth-Century Queen? ’ Perspectives. (April, 1999) [available online: http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/1999/9904/9904FIL5.CFM ]

Arthur Lindley, ‘The Ahistoricism of Medieval Film ’, Screening the Past 3 (1998) [available online: http://tlweb.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/screeningthepast/firstrelease/fir598/ALfr3a.htm ]

Janice North, Karl Alvestad and Elena Woodacre, eds, Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers: Gender, Sex and Power in Popular Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018)

Lynn T. Ramey and Tison Pugh, eds, Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Retha Marvine Warnicke, ‘Anne Boleyn in History, Drama and Film’, in Carole Levin, Jo Eldridge-Carney, and Debra Barrett-Graves, eds, "High and mighty queens" of early modern England : realities and representations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), pp. 239-55

Hayden White, ‘Historiography and Historiophoty’, The American historical review., 93 (1988), 1193-99 [E]

 

Filmography (mostly available on DVD in the library and including some with 16th century settings: are they different? )

· Henry V ( Laurence Olivier 1945 and Kenneth Branagh 1989) - Katherine de Valois, wife of Henry V of England (2 key scenes)

· The lion in winter [videorecording] (Anthony Harvey 1968) - Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II of England

· Excalibur [videorecording] (John Boorman 1981) – Guinevere, wife of king Arthur

· 1492: Conquest of Paradise (Ridley Scott 1992) - for Isabel of Castile (short scenes near beginning and in middle)

· La Reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau 1994) - Marguerite de Valois, wife of Henri IV of France, and Catherine de Medici, wife of Henri II

· Braveheart (Mel Gibson 1995) - Isabelle of France, wife of Edward II of England

  • Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur 1998) and Elizabeth, the Golden Age (Shekhar Kapur 2007) - Mary I, Marie de Guise, regent of Scotland, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I
  • Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott 2005 – directors’ cut only) - for Sybil of Jerusalem
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (Justin Chadwick 2008) - for Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, 1st and 2nd wives of Henry VIII
  • Robin Hood (Ridley Scott 2010) - for Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabelle de Angoulême

· Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur 1998) and Elizabeth [videorecording] : the golden age (Shekhar Kapur 2007) - Mary I, Marie de Guise, regent of Scotland, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I

· Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott 2005 – directors’ cut only) - for Sybil of Jerusalem

· The Other Boleyn Girl (Justin Chadwick 2008) - for Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, 1st and 2nd wives of Henry VIII

· Robin Hood [videorecording] (Ridley Scott 2010) - for Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabelle de Angoulême

This list was last updated on 09/01/2019