The Resource Authorising History : Gestures of Authorship in Fourteenth-Century English Historiography

Authorising History : Gestures of Authorship in Fourteenth-Century English Historiography

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Authorising History : Gestures of Authorship in Fourteenth-Century English Historiography
Title
Authorising History
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Gestures of Authorship in Fourteenth-Century English Historiography
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book discusses the strategies and rhetorical means by which four authors of Middle English verse historiography seek to authorise their works and themselves. Paying careful attention to the texts, it traces the ways in which authors inscribe their fictional selves and seek to give authority to their constructions of history. It further investigates how the authors position themselves in relation to their task of writing history, their sources and their audiences. This study provides new..
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Nyffenegger, Nicole
LC call number
PR317.H56 -- N94 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
  • Historical poetry, English -- Authorship
  • Historical poetry, English -- History and criticism
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Authorising History : Gestures of Authorship in Fourteenth-Century English Historiography
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1810282
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- The four works -- Robert Mannyng of Brunne's chronicle -- Robert of Gloucester's chronicle -- The Northern and the Southern versions of the Cursor Mundi -- CHAPTER ONE -- The historiographer as mediator -- The "unlearned" audience -- The written text and aural prelection -- Material metaphors for the writing of history -- CHAPTER TWO -- Time matters: past, present and the authorial persona -- Space in time: "land" as epoch marker and motif -- Conquerors, kings, and the Virgin Mary -- CHAPTER THREE -- The power of the book to preserve the truth -- Books as the exclusive domain of the literatus -- Letters of liberation -- Robert Mannyng's emphasis on letters of liberation -- CHAPTER FOUR -- Robert Mannyng's evaluation of his sources -- Appropriating the sources' authority -- Eluding the control exerted by the authoritative sources -- Criticising and challenging the sources -- CHAPTER FIVE -- Framing the text with the authorial persona -- The functions of "here" and "now" -- Mannyng's reaction to Wace's gestures of authorship -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
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EBC1810282
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781443868419
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1810282
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1810282
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10949450
  • (CaONFJC)MIL649317
  • (OCoLC)892799116
Label
Authorising History : Gestures of Authorship in Fourteenth-Century English Historiography
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1810282
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- The four works -- Robert Mannyng of Brunne's chronicle -- Robert of Gloucester's chronicle -- The Northern and the Southern versions of the Cursor Mundi -- CHAPTER ONE -- The historiographer as mediator -- The "unlearned" audience -- The written text and aural prelection -- Material metaphors for the writing of history -- CHAPTER TWO -- Time matters: past, present and the authorial persona -- Space in time: "land" as epoch marker and motif -- Conquerors, kings, and the Virgin Mary -- CHAPTER THREE -- The power of the book to preserve the truth -- Books as the exclusive domain of the literatus -- Letters of liberation -- Robert Mannyng's emphasis on letters of liberation -- CHAPTER FOUR -- Robert Mannyng's evaluation of his sources -- Appropriating the sources' authority -- Eluding the control exerted by the authoritative sources -- Criticising and challenging the sources -- CHAPTER FIVE -- Framing the text with the authorial persona -- The functions of "here" and "now" -- Mannyng's reaction to Wace's gestures of authorship -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Control code
EBC1810282
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443868419
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1810282
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1810282
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10949450
  • (CaONFJC)MIL649317
  • (OCoLC)892799116

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