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The new historians of the twelfth-century Renaissance : inventing vernacular authority

Author: Peter Damian-Grint
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examination of the striking new style of writing history in the twelfth century, by men such as Gaimar, Wace and Ambroise.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Damian-Grint
ISBN: 0851157602 9780851157603
OCLC Number: 41871286
Description: xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The vernacular renaissance "por ce que mielz l'entendent qui ne sunt letree"; dynastic histories "de rei en rei e d'eir en eir"; contemporary and eyewitness history "a mes dous oils le vi"; the historian's credentials "Maistre Wace l'ad translate ki en conte la verite"; the historian's audience "si cum nus dit la veire estoire"; the rise of prose "nus contes rimes n'est verais". Appendix: the historian's sources - a closer look.
Other Titles: New historians of the 12th century Renaissance
Responsibility: Peter Damian-Grint.

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