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Writing Medieval History


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Introduction: the post-traditional Middle Ages in a postmodern age; 1. The self among others: locating the social self; 2. The speaking self: biography/autobiography; 3. The hidden self: psychoanalysis and the textual unconscience; 4. Literary criticism and the evidence for history; 5. Narrative theory: implications for early annals and chronicles; 6. Narrative theory: functions of fiction in historical writing; 7. Sex and its medieval history; 8. Gender: the 'feminine' and medieval society; 9. Gender: masculinity in medieval forms

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Clear exposition of historical theory Examination of the difference these new theoretically informed approaches have made to the writing of medieval history A short-cut to some of the most exciting developments in historiography

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Nancy Partner is Professor of History at McGill University, Canada


This book contains several pieces of outstanding scholarship, and will prove a much consulted publication. Bjorn Weiler, The Historical Association

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