Global Middle Ages ou as virtudes do anacronismo: a lição do texto medieval

Translated title of the contribution: Global Middle Ages or the virtues of anachronism: the lesson of the medieval text

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Abstract

From a long-term perspective, globalization is essentially an «urban adventure» that began to emerge in the 8th and 9th centuries, an adventure founded on the increasingly intense dynamics arising from the commercial transactions of products manufactured on an international scale, which implied a profound reconfiguration not only of the urban space itself, but also of the relations (including power relations) of interdependence with the Other in this proteiform and multicultural space. The medieval universe is not a static or immutable universe in which people and ideas are closed in on themselves and confined to the borders of a more or less extensive territory. In its foundational matrix, the civilization of the medieval West and the literature in the vernacular language that emerges from it are, by nature and vocation, syncretic, that is, global or globalizing, welcoming and disseminating various influences.
Translated title of the contributionGlobal Middle Ages or the virtues of anachronism: the lesson of the medieval text
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationGlobalização como Problema
Subtitle of host publicationTemas de estudos globais
EditorsJoão Relvão Caetano, José Eduardo Franco
Place of PublicationCoimbra
PublisherImprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Pages55-92
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-26-1984-2
ISBN (Print)978-989-26-1983-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameColeção Estudos Globais

Keywords

  • Middle Ages
  • City
  • Literature
  • Syncretism
  • Medieval romance
  • Idade Média
  • Cidade
  • Literatura
  • Sincretismo
  • Romance medieval

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