Violence and the writing of history in the medieval francophone world /

"Medieval historiography is here challenged and reassessed as 'usable past'. The contributors' shared claim is that the value of medieval historiographical texts lies not only in the factual information the texts contain but also in the methods and styles they use to represent an...

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Other Authors: Guynn, Noah D., (Editor)
Stahuljak, Zrinka,
Format: Book
Published:Woodridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2013.
Series:Gallica (Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)) ; v. 29.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Historicity, Violence, and the Medieval Francophone World: Mémoire Hystérisée / Noah D. Guynn and Zrinka Stahuljak
  • Part I. Theorizing Violence
  • 2. Violence, History, and the Old French Epic of Revolt / Andrew Cowell
  • 3. Rhetoric, Providence, and Violence in Villehardouin's La conquête de Constantinople / Noah D. Guynn
  • Part II. Institutions and Subversions
  • 4. Vice, Tyranny, Violence, and the Usurpation of Flanders (1071) in Flemish Historiography from 1093 to 1294 / Jeff Rider
  • 5. Marvelous Feats: Humor, Trickery, and Violence in the History of the Counts of Guines and Lords of Ardres of Lambert of Ardres / Leah Shopkow
  • 6. Dismembered Boarders and Treasonous Bodies in Anglo-Norman Historiography / Matthew Fisher
  • 7. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: Violence in the Canso de la Crozada / Karen Sullivan
  • Part III. Gender and Sexuality
  • 8. Political Violence and Sexual Violation in the Work of Benoît de Sainte-Maure / David Rollo
  • 9. The Sexuality of History: The Demise of Hugh Despenser, Roger Mortimer, and Richard II in Jean Le Bel, Jean Froissart, and Jean d'Outremeuse / Zrinka Stahuljak
  • Part IV. Trauma, Memory, and Healing
  • 10. "Guerre ne sert que de tourment": Remembering War in the Poetic Correspondence of Charles d'Orléans / Deborah McGrady
  • 11. Commemorating the Chivalric Hero: Text, Image, Violence, and Memory in the Livre des faits de messire Jacques de Lalaing / Rosalind Brown-Grant
  • 12. Coming Communities in Medieval Francophone Writing about the Orient / Simon Guant
  • Index

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