Performing the politics of passion: Troilus and Criseyde and Troilus and Cressida and the literary tradition of love and history
Andrew James Johnston and Russell West-Pavlov
begins at the precise moment when European imperial and colonial
expansion begins. The Middle Ages is Europe’s Dark Continent
of History, even as Africa is its Dark Age of Geography’. (J.
Dagenais and M. R. Greer, ‘Decolonizing the Middle Ages:
introduction,’ Journal of Medieval and Early Modern
Studies , 30 (2000), 431–48, 431