Outlawry, Liminality, and Sanctity in the Early Medieval North Atlantic
Jeremy DeAngelo
Outlawry, Liminality, and Sanctity in the Early Medieval North Atlantic
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ISBN:
9789462984080
Release date:
01-10-2018
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
296
Author:
Jeremy DeAngelo
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Outlawry, Liminality, and Sanctity in the Early Medieval North Atlantic
In reality, medieval outlaws were dangerous, desperate individuals. In the fiction of the Middle Ages however, the possibilities afforded by their position on societies' margins granted them the ability to fill a number of transitory, transgressive roles-young adventurer, freedom fighter, and even saint. Out of Bounds examines the development of the literary outlaw in the early Middle Ages, when traditions drawn from Anglo-Saxon England, early Christian Ireland, and Viking Age Iceland informed a generous view of itinerant criminality and facilitated the application of outlaw tropes to moral questions of conduct in both secular and religious life. Taken together, the traditions of the North Atlantic archipelago reveal a world of interconnected cultures with an expansive view of movement across boundaries both literal and conceptual, capable of finding value in unlikely places and countenancing the challenges presented by such discoveries.