In this dissertation I argue that medieval peoples used a different style of identity from those applied to them by later scholarship and question the relevance of applying modern terms for identity groups (e.g., ethnicity or nationality) to the description of medieval social units. I propose we think of identity as a social construct comprised of three articulating facets, which I call: form, aspect, and definition.
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- Medieval History
- Literature, Medieval
- Anglo-Saxon identity
- early Medieval Britatin
- Art, Medieval
- Old English linguistics
- Old English literature
- Social Identity
- Anglo-Saxons--England--Ethnic identity.
- Anglo-Saxons--England--Social conditions.
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (166-193)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Anthropology