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Romancing the past : the rise of vernacular prose historiography in thirteenth-century France

Author: Gabrielle M Spiegel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: New historicism, 23.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of 13th-century French historical texts investigates the reasons for the rise of French vernacular prose historiography, arguing that the vernacular prose was a product of the aristocracy,  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle M Spiegel
ISBN: 0520077105 9780520077102 0520089359 9780520089358
OCLC Number: 25050855
Notes: "A Centennial book"--P. [iii].
Description: xiii, 422 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Historical Setting --
2. Pseudo-Turpin and the Problem of Prose --
3. Past Politics and the Politics of the Past: Ancient History I --
4. The Question of the Heroic in Translations of Lucan's Pharsalia: Ancient History II --
5. Contemporary Chronicles: The Contest over the Past --
6. Royal History: Disengagement and Reconciliation --
Appendix: The Continuation of Aimoin and the Sources of the Anonymous of Chantilly/Vatican
Series Title: New historicism, 23.
Responsibility: Gabrielle M. Spiegel.
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"A stimulating survey that admirably combines insights derived from literary scholars with a sound historian's tenacity and judgment."--Michael Jones, "Times Literary Supplement

 
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