Middle English Historiography

In England two chronicles emerged and battled for supremacy as being the
accepted and popular history of that land . ... Nevertheless , all four of these
works share a number of features in common : ( 1 ) they are all written in Middle
English ...

Middle English Historiography

Argues that what look to modern readers like skewed or biased interpretations of events in medieval chronicles were in fact part of the historian's purpose and function. Analyzes the political, social, religious, and philosophical concerns revealed in the interpretation of matters relating to Scotland in 14th- century histories in English. Assumes comfort with Middle English. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Historiography in the Middle Ages

This one-volume survey of history-writing in the Middle Ages contains twelve articles, written by an interdisciplinary group of authors, that discuss the different types of texts that were written, and how modern scholars have approached ...

Historiography in the Middle Ages

This one-volume survey of history-writing in the Middle Ages contains twelve articles, written by an interdisciplinary group of authors, that discuss the different types of texts that were written, and how modern scholars have approached them.

Handbook of European History 1400 1600 Late Middle Ages Renaissance and Reformation Volume 1 Structures and Assertions

Interestingly, much of this critique has come from English-language scholars, for
even the very few German feminists or historians of women writing on the topic
often use “the whole house” as an explanatory device. This all means that in ...

Handbook of European History 1400 1600  Late Middle Ages  Renaissance and Reformation  Volume 1 Structures and Assertions

This work presents the state of our knowledge about the grand themes of European history in this era. It brings together the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present our current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to the specialist and accessible for students and the educated non-specialist. The articles are written by a distinguished international group of leading scholars in the field.

The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

Developments in these countries often run against the teleological grain of
traditional English historiography . For Scotland , 1058 ( when Malcolm III
ascended the throne ) is a more important date than 1066. In Gwynedd ( north
Wales ) ...

The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

This is the first full-scale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century. Thirty-three distinguished contributors offer a collaborative account of literature composed or transmitted in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland between the Norman conquest and the death of Henry VIII in 1547. The volume has five sections: After the Norman Conquest ; Writing in the British Isles ; Institutional Productions ; After the Black Death and Before the Reformation . It provides information on a vast range of literary texts and the conditions of their production and reception, which will serve both specialists and general readers, and also contains a chronology, full bibliography and a detailed index. This book offers the most extensive and vibrant account available of the medieval literatures so drastically reconfigured in Tudor England. It will thus prove essential reading for scholars of the Renaissance as well as medievalists, and for historians as well as literary specialists.

A Companion to Middle English Hagiography

6 History , Historiography and Re - writing the Past KATHERINE J. LEWIS This
chapter has two distinct but related aims : to explore some of the ways in which
Middle English hagiography can be employed as a source by historians , and
also ...

A Companion to Middle English Hagiography

The Saints' Life was one of the most popular forms of literature in medieval England. This volume offers crucial information for an understanding of the genre.

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

We must return to those men whom English historiography calls 'criminous clerks'
, i.e., those members ofthe clergy who committed secular crimes. Let us look first
at church courts and their jurisdiction. These courts came into existence in ...

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

In this fascinating survey, F. Donald Logan introduces the reader to the Christian church, from the conversion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples through to the discovery of the New World. He reveals how the church unified the people of Western Europe as they worshipped with the same ceremonies and used Latin as the language of civilized communication. A History of the Church in the Middle Ages offers a unique perspective on the legacy and influence of the Christian church in Western culture. Never fixed or static, the church experienced remarkable periods of change between the sixth and sixteenth centuries. Saint Francis of Assisi, the gentle poverello of Umbria, the martyr Thomas Becket, the ill-fated lovers Abelard and Heloise, and the visionary Hildegard of Bingen, all testify to the diversity and richness of the medieval church.

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

41. historiography is by Michael Bentley, “Past and 'Presence': Revisiting
Historical Ontology,” History and Theory 45, ... A History of Christian-Latin Poetry
from the Beginnings to the Close of the Middle Ages, Oxford: Clarendon, 1927;
Raby, ...

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including: the church war science art society With an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars involved with medieval religion, history, and culture.

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages

historiography, Orpen's of Ireland itself. But the picture of England, and the
English historiography that has produced it, are, in each case, arguably
unexamined. English and Scottish historiography both appear at first sight less
affected by this ...

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages

Drawing on 28 original essays, A Companion to the Early MiddleAges takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain andIreland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions ofmodern national boundaries. A collaborative history from leading scholars, coveringthe key debates and issues Surveys the building blocks of political society, and considerswhether there were fundamental differences across Britain andIreland Considers potential factors for change, including the economy,Christianisation, and the Vikings

Classical Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

philosophy in thirteenth century mendicant studies (see below Ch4.8 on Giles of
Rome and Aristotle in the Middle Ages). ... Rhetorical historiography, as distinct
from medieval historiography, thus has two basic assumptions (Struever [1970] p.

Classical Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

Classical Rhetoric in the Middle Ages: The Medieval Rhetors and Their Art 400-1300, with manuscript survey to 1500 CE is a completely updated version of John Ward’s much-used doctoral thesis of 1972, and is the definitive treatment of this fundamental aspect of medieval and rhetorical culture.

The History of Troy in Middle English Literature

Guido Delle Colonne's Historia Destructionis Troiae in Medieval England C.
David Benson. Following from this ... 22 Others in the twelfth century , the golden
age of medieval English historiography , also make the same two points .
Ordericus ...

The History of Troy in Middle English Literature


A Companion to Middle English Prose

From 1400 , however , a trickle of works in English that had begun in the
fourteenth century became a veritable deluge . This revival raises some important
questions . What kinds of history were written in Middle English ? By whom and
for ...

A Companion to Middle English Prose

Survey of and guide to all the major authors and genres in Middle English prose.

Arthurian Literature XX

VIII KING , CRUSADER , KNIGHT : THE COMPOSITE ARTHUR OF THE MIDDLE
ENGLISH PROSE BRUT Tamar ... presents in Arthur the pre - eminent British
king and his reign serves as the climax of British history , even though it is a tale
of ...

Arthurian Literature XX

Studies of major Arthurian works and authors in Old French, Middle High German, Middle English, and of one important novel by C. S. Lewis.

The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages

In attempting to recover the réalité vécue of working townspeople in the Middle
Ages, a number of recent historians have ... adumbrated in the older literature,
has been given a fresh emphasis in the English historiography of medieval crafts.

The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages

Guilds and fraternities, voluntary associations of men and women, proliferated in medieval Europe. The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages explores the motives and experiences of the many thousands of men and women who joined together in these family-like societies. Rarely confined to a single craft, the diversity of guild membership was of its essence. Setting the English evidence in a European context, this study is not an institutional history, but instead is concerned with the material and non-material aims of the brothers and sisters of the guilds. Gervase Rosser addresses the subject of medieval guilds in the context of contemporary debates surrounding the identity and fulfilment of the individual, and the problematic question of his or her relationship to a larger society. Unlike previous studies, The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages does not focus on the guilds as institutions but on the social and moral processes which were catalysed by participation. These bodies founded schools, built bridges, managed almshouses, governed small towns, shaped religious ritual, and commemorated the dead, perceiving that association with a fraternity would be a potential catalyst of personal change. Participants cultivated the formation of new friendships between individuals, predicated on the understanding that human fulfilment depended upon a mutually transformative engagement with others. The peasants, artisans, and professionals who joined the guilds sought to change both their society and themselves. The study sheds light on the conception and construction of society in the Middle Ages, and suggests further that this evidence has implications for how we see ourselves.

Placing Middle English in Context

The extremes of disruption and disunity with which language representation in
twelfth-century English historiography is ... instances involving sanctity, a tool in
the Language and society 57 Syntactic constraints on code-switching in medieval
 ...

Placing Middle English in Context

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England

Middle. english. prose. Brut. and. the. possibilities. of. cultural. Mapping.. E.
NglISh literary historians have ... and sustained vernacular historiographical
traditions in the later Middle ages and early modern period.1 in this essay, ...

Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England

New essays on late medieval manuscripts highlight the complicated network of their production and dissemination.

The Late Medieval English College and Its Context

secular Colleges in Late Medieval scotland helen Brown hisToRiogRaPhiCaL
BaCKgRoUnd Like their english counterparts, secular colleges in scotland have
long been recognised as a prominent part of the late medieval landscape without
 ...

The Late Medieval English College and Its Context

A wide ranging survey of the medieval secular college and its context.

Gender Shifts in the History of English

2.1 Introduction In 1936, A. C. Ross succinctly stated, “The loss of grammatical
gender in later English is one of the most ... In the history of the English language,
the shift from Old English to Middle English is often cited as one of the most ...

Gender Shifts in the History of English

How and why did grammatical gender, found in Old English and in other Germanic languages, gradually disappear from English and get replaced by a system where the gender of nouns and the use of personal pronouns depend on the natural gender of the referent? How is this shift related to 'irregular agreement' (such as she for ships) and 'sexist' language use (such as generic he) in Modern English, and how is the language continuing to evolve in these respects? Anne Curzan's accessibly written and carefully researched study is based on extensive corpus data, and will make a major contribution by providing a historical perspective on these often controversial questions. It will be of interest to researchers and students in history of English, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, language and gender, and medieval studies.

The Cambridge Medieval History The close of the Middle Ages

438 Interpretations of his aims the work is of great interest , a contribution to
English historiography , a landmark in the history of English prose . But is it
history ? There are things in it we cannot accept as fact , and it must remain for
historians a ...

The Cambridge Medieval History  The close of the Middle Ages