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Polemic: Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse

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Polemic: Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse - Suerbaum, Almut, and Southcombe, George, and Thompson, Benjamin (Editor)
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If terms are associated with particular historical periods, then 'polemic' is firmly rooted within early modern print culture, the apparently inevitable result of religious controversy and the rise of print media. Taking a broad European approach, this collection brings together specialists on medieval as well as early modern culture in order to challenge stubborn assumptions that medieval culture was homogenous and characterized by consensus; and that literary discourse is by nature 'eirenic'. Instead, the volume shows ...

Polemic: Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472425065

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