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The prose 'brut' and other late medieval chronicles. Books have their histories. Essays in honour of Lister M. Matheson. Jaclyn Rajsic; Erik Kooper; Dominique Hoche.

Publication:
York : York Medieval Press 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xxv, 246 p : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series:
Manuscript culture in the British Isles ; 8.
Manuscript Culture in the British Isles 8
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Subjects:
Chronicles of England.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1485 -- Sources.
Middle Ages -- Sources -- Manuscripts.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England.
Manuscripts, English (Middle).
Summary:
The histories of chronicles composed in England during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and onwards, with a focus on texts belonging to or engaging with the 'Prose Brut' tradition, are the focus of this volume. The contributors examine the composition, dissemination and reception of historical texts written in Anglo-Norman, Latin and English, including the 'Prose Brut chronicle' (c. 1300 and later), 'Castleford's Chronicle' (c. 1327), and Nicholas Trevet's 'Les Cronicles' (c. 1334), looking at questions of the processes of writing, rewriting, printing and editing history. They cross traditional boundaries of subject and period, taking multi-disciplinary approaches to their studies in order to underscore the (shifting) historical, social and political contexts in which medieval English chronicles were used and read from the fourteenth century through to the present day. As such, the volume honours the pioneering work of the late Professor Lister M. Matheson, whose research in this area demonstrated that a full understanding of medieval historical literature demands attention to both the content of the works in question and to the material circumstances of producing those works.
Contributor:
Rajsic, Jaclyn.
Kooper, Erik.
Hoche, Dominique.
ISBN:
9781903153666
1903153662
OCLC:
935690866