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Openness in Medieval Europe

Ed. by Manuele Gragnolati
Almut Suerbaum
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-3-96558-031-2 | 32 EUR | 366 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-96558-032-9 | 17 EUR | 366 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (PDF): 978-3-96558-033-6 | Open Access | 366 pp. | 5MB
ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-96558-034-3 | Open Access | 4MB
This volume challenges the persistent association of the Middle Ages with closure and fixity. Bringing together a range of disciplines and perspectives, it identifies and uncovers forms of openness which are often obscured by modern assumptions, and demonstrates how they coexist with, or even depend upon, enclosure and containment in paradoxical and unexpected ways. Explored through notions such as porosity, vulnerability, exposure, unfinishedness, and inclusivity, openness turns out to permeate medieval culture, unsettling boundaries, binaries, and clear-cut distinctions.

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Title
Openness in Medieval Europe
Editor(s)
Manuele Gragnolati
Almut Suerbaum
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Description
This volume challenges the persistent association of the Middle Ages with closure and fixity. Bringing together a range of disciplines and perspectives, it identifies and uncovers forms of openness which are often obscured by modern assumptions, and demonstrates how they coexist with, or even depend upon, enclosure and containment in paradoxical and unexpected ways. Explored through notions such as porosity, vulnerability, exposure, unfinishedness, and inclusivity, openness turns out to permeate medieval culture, unsettling boundaries, binaries, and clear-cut distinctions.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
April 19, 2022
Number in Series
23
Subject
cultural inquiry
medieval culture
openness
porosity
vulnerability
subjectivity
textuality
community
enclosure
containment
Rights
© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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yes
Language
en-GB
short title
Openness in Medieval Europe
number of pages
366
isbn13
978-3-96558-032-9
has manifestation
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-3-96558-031-2 | 32 EUR | 366 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-96558-032-9 | 17 EUR | 366 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (PDF): 978-3-96558-033-6 | Open Access | 366 pp. | 5MB
ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-96558-034-3 | Open Access | 4MB