The Romance of England: Richard Coer De Lyon, Saracens, Jews, and the Politics of Race and Nation

@inproceedings{Heng2000TheRO,
  title={The Romance of England: Richard Coer De Lyon, Saracens, Jews, and the Politics of Race and Nation},
  author={Geraldine Heng},
  year={2000}
}
At the heart of one version of the thirteenth/fourteenth/fifteenth century romance, Richard Coer de Lyon (RCL)1—whose Middle English texts recount, in romance mode, the putative history of the Third Crusade of Latin Christendom against the Islamic empire of Saladin in the Levant—is a spectacular story of cannibalism performed by the king of England, Richard I. During his siege of the Muslim-occupied city of Acre, the story goes, Richard falls ill from the travails of his sea journey to Syria… Expand
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