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Author Spence, John, author.

Title Reimagining history in Anglo-Norman prose chronicles / John Spence
Published Woodbridge : York Medieval Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents Frontcover; Contents; List of plates; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; A note on quotations and translations; Introduction; 1. The rhetoric of confidence in the prologues to Anglo- Norman prose chronicles; 2. The legendary history of Britain in Anglo- Norman prose chronicles; 3. Legends of English heroes: Engel, Havelok, Constance; 4. Representations of the Norman Conquest in Anglo- Norman prose chronicles; 5. Family chronicles; Conclusions; Appendix: Two extracts from the Scalacronica: texts and translations; Bibliography; Index; Backcover
Summary The medieval Anglo-Norman prose chronicles are fascinating hybrids of history, legends and romance. Their prime subject is the history of England, but they also shed much light on other networks of influence, such as those between families and religious houses. This book studies the essential characteristics of the genre for the first time, situating Anglo-Norman prose chronicles within the multilingual cultures of late medieval England. It considers the chronicles' treatment of the ""legendary history of Britain"", legends about English heroes, accounts of the Norman Conquest, and histories o
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Subject Anglo-Norman literature -- History and criticism
Genealogical literature -- England -- History -- To 1500
Genealogical literature -- France -- History -- To 1500
Anglo-Norman literature.
Genealogical literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Medieval.
France -- History -- Medieval period, 987-1515 -- Sources
Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485 -- Sources
England.
France.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299199984
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