26. A Global Middle Ages

  1. Marion Turner
  1. Geraldine Heng

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328736.ch26

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

How to Cite

Heng, G. (2013) A Global Middle Ages, in A Handbook of Middle English Studies (ed M. Turner), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328736.ch26

Editor Information

  1. Jesus College, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Texas, Austin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655382

Online ISBN: 9781118328736



  • a global Middle Ages;
  • globalization theories, literature and globalizations;
  • SCGMA, ‘sigma,’ international collaborative;
  • early globalities, and epistemology;
  • macro-reading;
  • Middle English, insular medieval England;
  • Sultan of Babylon, Charlemagne romances;
  • cultural fantasy, the Assassins of Alamut;
  • early globalities, micro reading/slow sleuthing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Out of Africa Came a Name: Or, How to Read One Word at a Time

  • A Fantasy from Persia and Syria: How Paradise and a Civilization Are Miniaturized

  • Global Translatio from Asia, Eurasia, Everywhere: The Buddha's Gift of Many Tongues

  • References