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dc.contributor.advisorMakowski, Elizabeth M.
dc.contributor.authorChasin, Benjamin ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-23T13:33:25Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:10:16Z
dc.date.issued2010-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationChasin, B. A. (2010). Richard III and The Dark Age Myth (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3219
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Dark Ages are not the Middle Ages or any true period or era of history. They are the “Mythical Middle Ages,”- a fictional period of history constructed by post medieval writers ranging from the Renaissance to the present. Like all myths, the myth of the Dark Ages is a myth that is a combination of fiction and half-truth that forms part of an ideology. Some aspects of the Dark Age myth are more undoubtedly fictional than others, such as the legend of witches and dragons. Other aspects of the Dark Age myth are clearly more based on truth, but a truth that is often over-elaborated and emphasized, such as the incidents of leprosy, medieval warfare, and torture. This thesis explores the myths of the Dark Ages in William Shakespeare’s play Richard III. It examines the myths of medieval grotesqueness and spells and prophecies. The thesis also examines how England in the fifteenth-century was not a place of “darkness,” but a place of glorious advancements and innovations.en_US
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dc.format.extent44 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectEnglanden_US
dc.subjectDark agesen_US
dc.subjectRichard IIIen_US
dc.subjectWar of the rosesen_US
dc.subjectMythsen_US
dc.titleRichard III and The Dark Age Mythen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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