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Reimagining History in Anglo-Norman Prose Chronicles.

Author: John Spence
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The medieval Anglo-Norman prose chronicles are fascinating hybrids of history, legends and romance. Their prime subject is the history of England, but they also shed much light on other networks of influence, such as those between families and religious houses. This book studies the essential characteristics of the genre for the first time, situating Anglo-Norman prose chronicles within the multilingual cultures of  Read more...
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Spence, John.
Reimagining History in Anglo-Norman Prose Chronicles.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Spence
ISBN: 9781782040828 178204082X
OCLC Number: 829460264
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; List of plates; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; A note on quotations and translations; Introduction; 1. The rhetoric of confidence in the prologues to Anglo- Norman prose chronicles; 2. The legendary history of Britain in Anglo- Norman prose chronicles; 3. Legends of English heroes: Engel, Havelok, Constance; 4. Representations of the Norman Conquest in Anglo- Norman prose chronicles; 5. Family chronicles; Conclusions; Appendix: Two extracts from the Scalacronica: texts and translations; Bibliography; Index; Backcover.

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The medieval Anglo-Norman prose chronicles are fascinating hybrids of history, legends and romance. Their prime subject is the history of England, but they also shed much light on other networks of influence, such as those between families and religious houses. This book studies the essential characteristics of the genre for the first time, situating Anglo-Norman prose chronicles within the multilingual cultures of late medieval England. It considers the chronicles' treatment of the ""legendary history of Britain"", legends about English heroes, accounts of the Norman Conquest, and histories o.

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