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A Knight at the Movies Medieval History on Film by John Aberth
  

A Knight at the Movies Medieval History on Film

Synopsis

A Knight at the Movies Medieval History on Film by John Aberth

Imagining the Middle Ages is an unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh in on popular depictions of the past, since so much of the public's knowledge of history comes from popular mediums. Aberth dissects how each film interpreted the period, offering estimations of the historical accuracy of the works and demonstrating how they project their own contemporary era's obsessions and fears onto the past.

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This is an ambitious and exciting book. The author combines very up-to-date historiography -- some of it controversial but all of it interesting -- with a sensitive and deep appreciation of the art of the films. Any teacher of film or medieval studies should make use of this valuable resource. -Jeremy duQuesnay Adams, Southern Methodist University


About the Author

John Aberthreceived his Ph.D. in medieval history from Cambridge University in England and teaches history at several colleges in Vermont. He is author of From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages , also published by Routledge.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st August 2003

Author

John Aberth

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Publisher

Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Films, cinema
Media studies
General & world history
Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

ISBN

9780415938860

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