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Worlds made flesh [electronic resource] : reading medieval manuscript culture /
Lauryn S. Mayer.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2004.
description
xvi, 173 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415970601 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2004.
isbn
0415970601 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8185825
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-168) and indexes.
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Summaries
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Mayer examines first the presentation & use of history in medieval texts, from the 8th to the 15th centuries, then discusses 20th century interactions with this textual past, & the problems that have arisen for critics trying to negotiate this radically different textual culture.
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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 Crisyde, The House of Fame , the Morte Darthur, Beowulf, and The Battle of Maldon .
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction List of Manuscripts and Abbreviations
The Metrical Chronicle Family and Manuscript Practice
The Manuscript Challenge to Ideas of Medieval Nationalism
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Comforts of Heroic Poetry
Caxton, Chaucer, and the Creation of an Auctor Notes
Bibliography
Index
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