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  1. Essential Primary Texts 7 items
    1. The travels of Sir John Mandeville - John Mandeville, C. W. R. D. Moseley 1983

      Book Essential

    2. The book of Margery Kempe - Margery Kempe 1985

      Book Essential

    3. The journey through Wales: and, The description of Wales - Lewis G. M Thorpe, Giraldus 1978

      Book Essential

    4. The Alexiad of Anna Comnena - Anna Comnena, E. R. A. Sewter 1969

      Book Essential

    5. Murder in Byzantium: a novel - Julia Kristeva 2008

      Book Essential

  2. Secondary Reading 16 items
    1. Text and territory: geographical imagination in the European Middle Ages - Sylvia Tomasch, Sealy Gilles 1998

      Book 

    2. Neomedievalism, neoconservatism, and the War on Terror - Bruce W. Holsinger 2007

      Book 

    3. The monstrous Middle Ages - Bettina Bildhauer, Robert Mills 2003

      Book 

    4. Gerald of Wales: a voice of the Middle Ages - Robert Bartlett 2006

      Book 

    5. Otherworlds - Aisling Byrne 01/12/2015

      Book 

    6. The seafaring saint: sources and analogues of the twelfth century voyage of Saint Brendan - Clara Strijbosch, Thea Summerfield 2000

      Book 

    7. The otherworld voyage in early Irish literature: an anthology of criticism - Jonathan M. Wooding 2000

      Book 

    8. International medievalism and popular culture - Louise D'Arcens, Andrew Lynch 2014

      Book 

    9. Atlantic visions - John de Courcy Ireland, David C. Sheehy, Society of Saint Brendan. Conference 1989

      Book 

    10. Maps of medieval thought: the Hereford paradigm - Naomi Reed Kline 2001

      Book 

    11. Trading tongues: merchants, multilingualism, and medieval literature - Jonathan Horng Hsy 2013

      Book Background

  3. Week 1 5 items
    1. The Hereford world map: medieval world maps and their context - P. D. A. Harvey 2006

      Book  Barber, Peter, 'Medieval Maps of the World', pp. 1-44 ('Gerald of Wales's Map of Europe, c. 1200', pp. 14-15; 'The Psalter Map, c. 1265', pp. 15-19; and 'The Hereford Map, c. 1300', pp. 27-30).

    2. Medieval maps - P. D. A. Harvey 1991

      Book  'Introduction' and 'World Maps before 1400'.

    3. Angels on the edge of the world: geography, literature, and English community, 1000-1534 - Kathy Lavezzo 2006

      Book  Introduction: 'Modern Motherland and Ancient Otherworld'.

    4. Idols in the east: European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450 - Suzanne Conklin Akbari 2009

      Book  Introduction.

    5. Eastward bound: travel and travellers, 1050-1550 - Rosamund Allen 2004

      Book  Hamilton, Bernard, 'The Impact of the Crusades on Western Geographical Knowledge', pp. 15-34.

  4. Week 2 9 items
    1. Idols in the east: European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450 - Suzanne Conklin Akbari 2009

      Book  Chapter 1: 'The Shape of the World'.

    2. Empire of magic: medieval romance and the politics of cultural fantasy - Geraldine Heng 2003

      Book  Chapter 5: 'Eye on the World: Mandeville's Pleasure Zones; or Cartography, Anthropology, and Medieval Travel Romance'.

    3. The Indies and the medieval West: thought, report, imagination - Marianne O'Doherty 2013

      Book  Chapter 5: 'Debating Diversity in an Interconnected World: The Indies in the "Book of Sir John Mandeville"'.

    4. Jerusalem in Medieval Narrative - Suzanne M. Yeager 2008

      Book  Chapter 4: 'The Book of Sir John Mandeville: Text of Pilgrimage and Spiritual Reform'.

  5. Week 3 8 items
    1. Reading medieval culture: essays in honor of Robert W. Hanning - Robert W. Hanning, Sandra Pierson Prior, Robert M. Stein 2005

      Book  Akbari, Suzanne Conklin, 'The Hunger for National Identity in "Richard Coer de Lion"', pp. 67-83.

    2. Empire of magic: medieval romance and the politics of cultural fantasy - Geraldine Heng 2003

      Book  Chapter 2: 'The Romance of England: "Richard Coer de Lyon" and the Politics of Race, Religion, Sexuality, and Nation'.

    3. The postcolonial Middle Ages - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2000

      Book  Heng, Geraldine, 'The Romance of England: "Richard Coer de Lyon", Saracens, Jews, and the Politics of Race and Nation', pp. 135-72.

    4. Masculinities and femininities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - Frederick Kiefer, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2009

      Book  Shutters, Lynn, 'Lion Hearts, Saracen Heads, Dog Tails: The Body of the Conqueror in "Richard Coer de Lion"', pp. 75-100.

    5. Jerusalem in medieval narrative - Suzanne M. Yeager 2008

      Book  Chapter 2: 'Craving Heritage: Portrayals of Richard I and the English Quest for Jerusalem in "Richard, Coer de Lyon"'.

  6. Week 4 3 items
    1. Reading around the epic: a festschrift in honour of Professor Wolfgang van Emden - Marianne Ailes, Philip E. Bennett, Karen Pratt, King's College (University of London). Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies 1998

      Book  Knott, Gordon, 'The "Sowdone of Babylone" and Ten Thousand Women: An Early Case of Ethnic Cleansing?', pp. 313-25.

    2. Tradition and transformation in medieval romance - Rosalind Field 1999

      Book  Warm, Robert, 'Identity, Narrative and Participation: Defining a Context for the Middle English Charlemagne Romances', pp. 87-100.

  7. Week 5 8 items
    1. The sea and medieval English literature - Sebastian I. Sobecki 2008

      Book  Chapter 8: 'Margery's Flight to Dansk'.

    2. Eastward bound: travel and travellers, 1050-1550 - Rosamund Allen 2004

      Book  Voaden, Rosalynn, 'Travels with Margery: Pilgrimage in Context', pp. 177-95.

    3. Acts of interpretation: the text in its contexts, 700-1600 : essays on medieval and Renaissance literature in honor of E. Talbot Donaldson - Mary Carruthers, E. Talbot Donaldson, Elizabeth D. Kirk c1982

      Book  Weissman, Hope Phyllis, 'Margery Kempe in Jerusalem: "Hysterica Compassio" in the Late Middle Ages', pp. 201-17.

    4. Langland, the mystics and the medieval English religious tradition: essays in honour of S. S. Hussey - S. S. Hussey, Helen Phillips 1990

      Book  Ellis, Roger, 'Margery Kempe's Scribes and the Miraculous Books', pp. 161-76.

  8. Week 7 6 items
    1. The postcolonial Middle Ages - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2000

      Book  Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome, 'Hybrids, Monsters, Borderlands: The Bodies of Gerald of Wales', pp. 85-104.

    2. Hybridity, identity and monstrosity in medieval Britain: on difficult middles - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2006

      Book  Chapter 3: 'In the Borderlands: The Identities of Gerald of Wales'.

    3. Wales and the medieval colonial imagination: the matters of Britain in the twelfth century - Michael A. Faletra 2014

      Book  Chapter 4: 'Crooked Greeks: Hybridity, History and Gerald of Wales'.

    4. Prophecy, politics and place in medieval England: from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Thomas of Erceldoune - Victoria Flood 2016

      Book  Chapter 1: 'Cadualadrus Conanum uocabit: Political Prophecy in England, the Welsh March and Ireland, c. 1130s-1260s'.

    5. Angels on the edge of the world: geography, literature, and English community, 1000-1534 - Kathy Lavezzo 2006

      Book  Chapter 2: 'Gerald de Barri and the Geography of Ireland's Conquest'.

    6. The monstrous Middle Ages - Bettina Bildhauer, Robert Mills 2003

      Book  Mittman, A., 'The Other Close at Hand: Gerald of Wales and the "Marvels of the West"', pp. 97-112.

  9. Week 8 4 items
    1. Viking America: the first millennium - Geraldine Barnes 2001

      Book  Chapter 1: 'The Vínland Voyages in Saga Narrative'.

    2. The medieval Icelandic saga and oral tradition: a discourse on method - Gísli Sigurðsson c2004

      Book  Chapter 7: 'The Saga Map of Vínland'.

  10. Week 9 6 items
    1. The otherworld voyage in early Irish literature: an anthology of criticism - Jonathan M. Wooding 2000

      Book  Charles-Edwards, T., 'The Social Background to the Irish "peregrinatio"'.

    2. Atlantic visions - John de Courcy Ireland, David C. Sheehy, Society of Saint Brendan. Conference 1989

      Book  Mac Cana, Proinsia, 'The Voyage of St Brendon: Literary and Historical Origins', pp. 3-16.

    3. Monsters, marvels and miracles: imaginary journeys and landscapes in the Middle Ages - Rasmus Thorning Hansen, Leif Søndergaard 2005

      Book  Meier, Bernard, 'Imaginary Journeys among the Celts', pp. 161-72.

    4. Atlantic visions - John de Courcy Ireland, David C. Sheehy, Society of Saint Brendan. Conference 1989

      Book  Ó Caoimh, Tomás, 'St Brendan Sources: St Brendan and Early Irish Hagiography', pp. 17-42.

    5. The medieval mystical tradition in England, Ireland and Wales - Marion Glasscoe, Conferenc 1999

      Book  O'Laughlin, Thomas, 'Distant Islands: The Topography of Holiness in the "Navigatio sancti Brendani"', pp. 1-20.

  11. Week 10 8 items
    1. Women in Scotland, c.1100-c.1750 - Elizabeth Ewan, Maureen M. Meikle 1998

      Book  Bawcutt, Priscilla and Bridget Henisch, 'Scots Abroad in the Fifteenth Century: The Princesses Margaret, Isabella, and Eleonora', pp. 45-55.

    2. Medieval women: texts and contexts in late Medieval Britain : essays for Felicity Riddy - Felicity Riddy, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne 2000

      Book  Bawcutt, Priscilla, '"My Bright Buke": Women and their Books in Medieval and Renaissance Scotland', pp. 17-34.

    3. Rediscovering the muses: women's musical traditions - Kimberly Marshall 1993

      Book  Higgins, Paula, 'The "Other Minervas": Creative Women at the Court of Margaret of Scotland', pp. 169-85.

    4. Bryght Lanternis: essays on the language and literature of mediaeval and Renaissance Scotland - J. Derrick McClure, Michael R. G. Spiller 1989

      Book  Stewart, A. M., 'The Austrian Connection c. 1450-1483: Eleonora and the Intertextuality of Pontus und Sidonia'.

  12. Week 10 - Additional Reading 15 items
    1. Primary Text 5 items
    2. Secondary Texts 10 items
      1. Holy motherhood: gender, dynasty and visual culture in the later Middle Ages - Elizabeth L'Estrange 2008

        Book  Chapters 4 and 5 (on Isabella Stuart's books of hours)

  13. Week 11 10 items
    1. Great lives from history: The Middle Ages, 477-1453 - Shelley Wolbrink, Frank N. Magill c2005

      Book  Barker, John W., 'Anna Comnena: Byzantine Princess and Historian', pp. 89-92.

    2. Byzantine narrative: papers in honour of Roger Scott - John Burke, Roger Scott, Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 2006

      Book  Buckley, Penelope, 'War and Peace in the "Alexiad"', pp. 92-109.

    3. International medievalism and popular culture - Louise D'Arcens, Andrew Lynch 2014

      Book  Chapter 9: 'Anna and Julia: Byzantine Medievalism in Kristeva's "Murder in Byzantium"'.

    4. Writing the early crusades: text, transmission and memory - Marcus Graham Bull, D. Kempf 2014

      Book  Frankopan, Peter, 'Understanding the Greek Sources for the First Crusade', pp. 38-52.

    5. Gendering the crusades - Susan Edgington, Sarah Lambert 2001

      Book  Frankopan, Peter, 'Perception and Projection of Prejudice: Anna Comnena, the "Alexiad" and the First Crusade', pp. 59-76.

    6. Women, men and eunuchs: gender in Byzantium - Liz James 1997

      Book  Smythe, Dion C., 'Women as Outsiders', pp. 149-67.

    7. Women, Men and Eunuchs 2013

      Book  Smythe, Dion C., 'Women as Outsiders', pp. 149-67.

    8. Hatred and forgiveness - Julia Kristeva 2010

      Book  Julia Kristeva, '"Murder in Byzantium"; or Why I "Ship Myself on a Voyage" in a Novel'.