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Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

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The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. Christopher Given-Wilson is the leading authority on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval writers such as William of Malmesbury and Adam of Usk treated chronology and geography, politics and warfare, heroes and villains. He also shows how the writing of history changed in the three hundred years between 1250 and 1550.

Hardback published in 2004 in good condition. Binding sound and all pages clean and unmarked. Blue cloth boards, title in gilt on spine. Very slight wear to base of spine. Dustjacket in good condition, very minimal creasing at top and bottom of spine. Small mark inside inside cover of dustjacket which has transferred to top corner of first free end page. Some scratches on back of dustjacket.

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Author(s):
Chris Given-Wilson
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-13:
9781852853587
Publisher:
Hambledon and London
Title:
Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

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The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. Christopher Given-Wilson is the leading authority on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval writers such as William of Malmesbury and Adam of Usk treated chronology and geography, politics and warfare, heroes and villains. He also shows how the writing of history changed in the three hundred years between 1250 and 1550.

Hardback published in 2004 in good condition. Binding sound and all pages clean and unmarked. Blue cloth boards, title in gilt on spine. Very slight wear to base of spine. Dustjacket in good condition, very minimal creasing at top and bottom of spine. Small mark inside inside cover of dustjacket which has transferred to top corner of first free end page. Some scratches on back of dustjacket.

Author(s):
Chris Given-Wilson
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-13:
9781852853587
Publisher:
Hambledon and London
Title:
Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

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