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Worlds Made Flesh : Chronicle Histories and Medieval Manuscript Culture - Lauryn S. Mayer

Worlds Made Flesh

Chronicle Histories and Medieval Manuscript Culture

Hardcover Published: 17th June 2004
ISBN: 9780415970600
Number Of Pages: 192

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This book focuses on the use of the past in two senses. First, it looks at the way in which medieval texts from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries discussed the past: how they presented history, what kinds of historical narratives they employed, and what anxieties gathered around the practice of historiography. Second, this study examines twentieth-century interactions with this textual past, and the problems that have arisen for critics trying to negotiate this radically different textual culture. Lauryn Mayer examines chronicle histories that have been largely ignored by scholars, bringing these neglected texts into dialogue with contemporaneous canonical works such as Troilus and Criseyde, The House of Fame, the Morte Darthur, Beowulf, and The Battle of Maldon.

List of Manuscripts and Abreviations
The Matrical Chronicle Family and Manuscript Practice
The Manuscript Challenge to Ideas of Medieval Nationalism
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicl and the Comforts of Heroic Poetry
Caxton, Chaucer, and the Creation of an
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ISBN: 9780415970600
ISBN-10: 0415970601
Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture, 28
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1