Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West (Studies in the Early Middle Ages)

Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West (Studies in the Early Middle Ages)


This quantity explores the character of narrative in texts used as assets for background via smooth students of the early medieval West. Narrative is outlined the following commonly as how tales are advised and the quantity specializes in the interplay of what texts say and with how they are saying it. The congruence of narrative and background is a large topic, which might be approached in a couple of methods. This quantity examines 4 sorts of written resource: poetry (Latin and vernacular), charters, biographical writing (hagiography and royal lives) and old writings (histories and chronicles). those contain conventional narrative resources in addition to literary texts and records no longer ordinarily thought of when it comes to narrative. the 10 stories during this quantity hide a geographical variety that comes with the Carolingian Empire, the British Isles and Scandinavia, and from the Carolingian interval via to the 12th century.

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