Copy to Clipboard. Add italics as necessaryCite as: Openness in Medieval Europe, ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, Cultural Inquiry, 23 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022) <https:/​/​​10.37050/​ci-23>

Openness in Medieval Europe

Edited by
Manuele Gragnolati
Almut Suerbaum

Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022
Cover design: Studio Bens
Cover design: Studio Bens

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.

ISBN 978-3-96558-031-2 | Hardcover | 32 EUR | vi, 356 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm

ISBN 978-3-96558-032-9 | Paperback | 17 EUR | vi, 356 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm

ISBN 978-3-96558-033-6 | PDF | Open Access | 5 MB

ISBN 978-3-96558-034-3 | EPUB | Open Access | 4 MB

Cultural Inquiry, 23
ISSN (Print): 2627-728X
ISSN (Online): 2627-731X