Catalogue


Romancing the past : the rise of vernacular prose historiography in thirteenth-century France /
Gabrielle M. Spiegel.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1993.
description
xiii, 422 p. ; 23
ISBN
0520077105 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
series title
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1993.
isbn
0520077105 (alk. paper)
general note
"A Centennial book."
catalogue key
3274754
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-411) and index.
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Flap Copy
"Reading Spiegel's book is like seeing the scattered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle of history and literature suddenly assembled in a dazzling new image, a picture that could not have been made without the master piece, the manuscript that Professor Spiegel was the first person in almost 800 years to read and interpret. Her effort is a tour de force of no mean proportion."--Stephen G. Nichols Jr., author ofRomanesque Signs
Flap Copy
"Reading Spiegel's book is like seeing the scattered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle of history and literature suddenly assembled in a dazzling new image, a picture that could not have been made without the master piece, the manuscript that Professor Spiegel was the first person in almost 800 years to read and interpret. Her effort is a tour de force of no mean proportion."--Stephen G. Nichols Jr., author of Romanesque Signs
Summaries
Long Description
In a poststructuralist study of thirteenth-century French historical texts, Gabrielle Spiegel investigates the reasons for the rise of French vernacular prose historiography at this particular time. She argues that the vernacular prose histories that have until now been regarded as royalist were actually products of the aristocracy, reflecting its anxiety as it faced social and economic change and political threats from the monarchy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Historical Settingp. 11
Pseudo-Turpin and the Problem of Prosep. 55
Past Politics and the Politics of the Past: Ancient History Ip. 99
The Question of the Heroic in Translations of Lucan's Pharsalia: Ancient History IIp. 152
Contemporary Chronicles: The Contest over the Pastp. 214
Royal History: Disengagement and Reconciliationp. 269
Epiloguep. 315
Appendix: The Continuation of Aimoin and the Sources of the Anonymous of Chantilly/Vaticanp. 321
Notesp. 325
Bibliographyp. 393
Indexp. 413
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem