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Medieval concepts of the past : ritual, memory, historiography

Author: Gerd Althoff; Johannes Fried; Patrick J Geary; German Historical Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medieval Concepts of the Past shows how the history of the Middle Ages is being reshaped by leading medieval historians in Germany and the United States in light of cultural and social-scientific investigations into ritual, language, and memory. These two national traditions of medieval scholarship, which have been largely separated over the course of the twentieth century, are drawing closer together through a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Althoff; Johannes Fried; Patrick J Geary; German Historical Institute (Washington, D.C.)
ISBN: 0521780667 9780521780667
OCLC Number: 43567294
Description: xi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Authority and legitimation of royal policy and action: the case of Henry II / Stefan Weinfurter --
King Henry II of Germany: royal self-representation and historical memory / John W. Bernhardt --
The variability of rituals in the middle ages / Gerd Althoff --
Rebels and rituals: from demonstrations of enmity to criminal justice / Hanna Vollrath --
Oblivion between orality and textuality in the tenth century / Patrick J. Geary --
Text and ritual in ninth-century political culture: Rome, 864 / Philippe Buc --
The concept of time in the historiography of the eleventh and twelfth centuries / Hans-Werner Goetz --
Constructing the past by means of the present: historiographical foundations of medieval institutions, dynasties, peoples, and communities / Bernd Schneidmüller --
Topographies of memory: center and periphery in high medieval France / Amy G. Remensnyder --
Challenging the culture of memoria: dead men, oblivion, and the "faithless widow" in the middle ages / Bernhard Jussen --
Artistic and literary representations of family consciousness / John B. Freed --
The strange pilgrimage of Odo of Deuil / Beate Schuster --
The Rhineland massacres of Jews in the first crusade: memories medieval and modern / David Nirenberg --
The martyr, the tomb, and the matron: constructing the (masculine) "past" as a female power base / Felice Lifshitz.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Responsibility: edited by Gerd Althoff, Johannes Fried, Patrick J. Geary.
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