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Author Tracy, Larissa, 1974-
Title Torture and brutality in medieval literature : negotiations of national identity / Larissa Tracy.
Published Cambridge [England] ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2012.
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 Floor4  PN682.V55 T73 2012    DUE 05-04-17
Description x, 326 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-318) and index.
Contents Rending the flesh : the orthodoxy of torture in hagiography -- Resisting the rod : torture and the anxieties of continental identity -- The matter of the north : Icelandic sagas and cultural autonomy -- The matter of Britain : defining English identity in opposition to torture -- Laughing at pain : the comic uses of torture and brutality -- Medieval torture and early-modern identity -- Conclusion.
Subject Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Torture in literature.
Cruelty in literature.
ISBN 9781843842880
OCLC number 731910988