Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West (Studies in by Ross Balzaretti

By Ross Balzaretti

This quantity explores the character of narrative in texts used as resources for historical past through sleek students of the early medieval West. Narrative is outlined right here generally as how tales are informed 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 few ways.

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L. Nelson, ‘Literacy in Carolingian Government’, in Uses of Literacy, ed. by McKitterick, pp. 258–96 (p. 275); and C. J. Wickham, Studi sulla società degli Appennini nell’altomedievo: contadini, signori e insediamento nel territorio di Valva (Sulmona) (Bologna, 1982), pp. 20–26. 63 Clanchy, ‘Medieval Mentalities’, p. ’ 64 Wickham, ‘Gossip and Resistance’, p. 6; cf. Fentress and Wickham, Social Memory, pp. 92–114 on ‘Peasant Memories’. 65 Manaresi, no. 110 (pp. 405–10) and no. 112 (pp. 414–18), an unauthenticated copy of the eleventh or twelfth century, which reports the text of number 110 within number 112.

60 This time Magnefred, pertinens eidem monasterio, is allowed to speak. 62 It may be that by including 59 Manaresi, no. 34, pp. 107–08. ‘So that we remember the above things properly, we have affixed the following below. ’ This sentence, which is not formulaic, appears tacked on in an odd place in the text, almost as an afterthought, breaching the normal diplomatic form for such a document. 60 This notitia is an unauthenticated copy made in the late ninth or early tenth century (Milan, Archivio di Stato, MS Pergamene secolo IX, no.

Nelson, ‘Literacy in Carolingian Government’, in Uses of Literacy, ed. by McKitterick, pp. 258–96 (p. 275); and C. J. Wickham, Studi sulla società degli Appennini nell’altomedievo: contadini, signori e insediamento nel territorio di Valva (Sulmona) (Bologna, 1982), pp. 20–26. 63 Clanchy, ‘Medieval Mentalities’, p. ’ 64 Wickham, ‘Gossip and Resistance’, p. 6; cf. Fentress and Wickham, Social Memory, pp. 92–114 on ‘Peasant Memories’. 65 Manaresi, no. 110 (pp. 405–10) and no. 112 (pp. 414–18), an unauthenticated copy of the eleventh or twelfth century, which reports the text of number 110 within number 112.

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