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The Kaiserchronik : a Medieval narrative

Author: Alastair Matthews
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book presents a narratological analysis of the 'Kaiserchronik' (or chronicle of the emperors), the first verse chronicle to have been written in any European vernacular language, which provides an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the eve of the Second Crusade. Previous research has concentrated on the structure and sources of the work and emphasized its role as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Matthews
ISBN: 9780199656998 0199656991
OCLC Number: 785077520
Description: vi, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Time, place, and space: Constantine the Great --
3. Motivation: Charlemagne --
4. Perspective: Otto the Great --
5. Strands and embedding: Henry IV and Godfrey of Bouillon --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alastair Matthews.
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This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors. The Kaiserchronik provides an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome  Read more...

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Matthews's book, informed by a variety of modern narrative theorists' work, should appeal to a range of scholar? * including non-Germanist? *

 
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