Title

The Bayeux Tapestry: New Interpretations

Abstract

From Amazon: In the past two decades, scholarly assessment of the Bayeux Tapestry has moved beyond studies of its sources and analogues, dating, origin and purpose, and site of display. This volume demonstrates the value of more recent interpretive approaches to this famous and iconic artefact, by examining the textile's materiality, visuality, reception and historiography, and its constructions of gender, territory and cultural memory. The essays it contains frame discussions vital to the future of Tapestry scholarship and are complemented by a bibliography covering three centuries of critical writings.. CONTRIBUTORS: Dan Terkla, Elizabeth Carson Pastan, Stephen D. White, Richard Brilliant, Shirley Ann Brown, Karen Eileen Overbey, Valerie Allen, Madeline H. Caviness, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Michael John Lewis, Martin K. Foys

Disciplines

English Language and Literature