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dc.contributor.authorClassen, Albrecht
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-18T18:25:29Z
dc.date.available2020-05-18T18:25:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-21
dc.identifier.citationAlbrecht Classen (2020) The topic of imprisonment in medieval literature. With an emphasis on Johann Schiltberger’s account about his 30-year enslavement in the East, Studia Neophilologica, DOI: 10.1080/00393274.2020.1755362en_US
dc.identifier.issn0039-3274
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00393274.2020.1755362
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/641321
dc.description.abstractOne of the dramatic, if not traumatic, experiences in life has always been enslavement and imprisonment, that is, the loss of personal freedom, and this for many different reasons. Curiously, medieval literature does not seem to address this topic extensively, at least at first sight, and research has paid rather little attention to this issue. A close analysis, however, demonstrates quickly that the theme of imprisonment was of significant concern throughout the Middle Ages, probably because the loss of individual freedom happened more often than not and could also affect members of the nobility. There were many cases of imprisonment as a result of criminal activities, sometimes also committed by knights or noble ladies. Worst, however, was the experience of those who were taken as captives after a battle and then were enslaved. This article provides a first framework for the study of this large topic in pre-modern literature and so-called ego-documents and then focuses on a most dramatic example, the report by the long-term slave Johannes Schiltberger.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTDen_US
dc.rights© 2020 Society for Studia Neophilologica.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectImprisonmenten_US
dc.subjectslaveryen_US
dc.subjectloss of freedomen_US
dc.subjectmedieval prisonersen_US
dc.subjectJohannes Schiltbergeren_US
dc.titleThe topic of imprisonment in medieval literature. With an emphasis on Johann Schiltberger’s account about his 30-year enslavement in the Easten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1651-2308
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept German Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.journalSTUDIA NEOPHILOLOGICAen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; published online: 21 April 2020en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleStudia Neophilologica
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage13


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