‘Higden’s Britain’

Brown, Peter (1998) ‘Higden’s Britain’. In: Smyth, A.P., ed. Medieval Europeans: Studies in Ethnic Identity and National Perspectives in Medieval Europe. Macmillan, London/Basingstoke, pp. 103-118. ISBN 0333672194. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This work examines the origins of European ethnic groups which subsequently developed into the nations of Europe. It looks at evidence for the existence of an ethnic consciousness among the dominant European groups; this later formed the basis of nation states. The reconstruction and invention of the past by medieval writers in search of ethnic origins for their own particular political or tribal groups is also studied from a literary and historical point of view.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Alison Priest
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 08:38
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 08:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6334 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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