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Tag: Medieval Studies
Maybe we have something to learn from their proclivity for the irreconcilable, unruly, and open-ended.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s translation of “Beowulf” forces us to think about what we need to be true about the past, and our access to it.
Games like Crusader Kings III build feudalism into their code, and in so doing assert the supremacy of the modern global North.
Forget traditional “heroes.” The protagonists of some centuries-old stories are social climbers and tricksters, even cheats and cowards.
Most of the people I follow on Twitter are medievalists, even though I’m not a medievalist myself. Far from it: my research focuses on the 20th and 21st ...