• Cartographic Imaginings: Mapping Anglo-Scottish Existence in the Late Middle Ages

    Author(s):
    Andrew W. Klein (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Cultural imperialism, English literature, Medieval literature, Medieval studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Cartography, Medieval chronicles, medieval english, Romance
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6HM68
    Abstract:
    The presence of Scotland on the medieval map has remained largely unstudied, yet its historic contested existence within the British Isles makes it an ideal subject of analysis in determining the role early maps play in expressions of the nation. This essay offers a survey of medieval English cartographic depictions of Scotland which demonstrates that, rather than attempting to accurately delineate Scotland’s geographic shape, medieval cartographers imaginatively distort the British Isles to reflect imperial ambitions instead of national realities in a way that aligns the genre of the map with a number of imaginative contemporary literary genres including romance, prophecy, and utopia.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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