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Recreating the Medieval Globe

Acts of Recycling, Revision, and Relocation

Joseph Shack Hannah Weaver Carol Symes

181 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The creative reuse of materials, texts, and ideas was a common phenomenon in the medieval world. The seven chapters offer here a synchronic and diachronic consideration of the receptions and meanings of events and artifacts, analyzing the processes that allowed medieval works to remain relevant in sociocultural contexts far removed from those in which they originated. In the process, they elucidate the global valences of recycling, revision, and relocation throughout the interconnected Middle Ages, and their continued relevance for the shaping of modernity. The essays examine cases in the Arab and Muslim world, China and Mongolia, and the Prussian-Lithuanian frontier of eastern Europe.
Author Bio
Joseph Shack ============

Joseph Shack is a researcher in English and Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

Hannah Weaver =============

Hannah Weaver is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Carol Symes =========== Carol Symes is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the history of documentary practices and communication media in medieval Europe.