The Indies and the Medieval West

The Indies and the Medieval West.

As I understand, the book is a re-working of Marianne O’Doherty’s doctoral thesis, Eyewitness accounts of ‘the Indies’ in the Later Medieval West: reading, reception, and re-use (c. 1300-1500), which was completed in 2006. The book appeared 7 years later, which is highly re-assuring for someone involved in reworking one’sthesis into a book, as I am now. So, I found the Indies useful in two ways: first, it provides a fine and successful example of how to turn your doctoral research into a monograph. Interestingly, the book project was funded by the AHRC. Second, I found it highly useful, and in many ways unique, for the medieval part of my upcoming paper on European representations of India from the Middle Ages to the present day.


About thegrailquest

Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published a number of articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary art and literature, and she is also engaged as part-time volunteer horse-trainer. In a nutshell: Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education Graduate of the School of English, University of Wales, Bangor. Graduate of the University of Latvia Passionate about history, particularly the Middle Ages A horse-lover and horse-owner
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