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The Norman Conquest and Literary Culture after 1066

Cartlidge, Neil

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Robert Jr DeMaria
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Heesok Chang
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Samantha Zacher
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the impact of the Norman conquest of England in 1066 on English literary culture. It emphasizes the richness and sophistication of Anglo‐Norman literary culture after the conquest and illustrates the complexity with which Anglo‐Norman writers addressed concepts of history, nationality, and identity. The texts that it discusses include the Song of the Battle of Hastings, Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, Lawrence of Durham's Dialogues, and the Romance of Waldef.

Citation

Cartlidge, N. (2014). The Norman Conquest and Literary Culture after 1066. In R. J. DeMaria, H. Chang, & S. Zacher (Eds.), A Companion to British Literature: Volume 1: Medieval Literature 700–1500 (97-113). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118827338.ch7

Online Publication Date Jan 10, 2014
Publication Date 2014-01
Deposit Date Oct 9, 2014
Publisher Wiley
Pages 97-113
Book Title A Companion to British Literature: Volume 1: Medieval Literature 700–1500
ISBN 9780470656044
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118827338.ch7