The Chronicle of Adam Usk, 1377-1421

The Chronicle of Adam Usk, 1377-1421

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198204831
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/27/1997
Series: Oxford Medieval Texts Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

ABBREVIATIONS x(3)
INTRODUCTION xiii
i. Adam Usk's Life and Career
xiv(24)
The rising lawyer, c. 1370-1400
xiv(7)
The Llandygwydd dispute and the outbreak of the Glendower revolt
xxi(4)
Adam Usk in Rome, 1402-6
xxv(4)
Outlawry and excommunication, 1406-11
xxix(4)
Return to respectability and the last years, 1411-30
xxxiii(5)
ii. The Chronicle of Adam Usk
xxxviii(22)
The manuscript
xxxviii(8)
Dating and structure
xlvi(4)
Content
l(10)
iii. Adam Usk and the Writing of History
lx(26)
Prejudices and perceptions
lx(4)
God, saints, and miracles
lxiv(3)
Portents and prophecies
lxvii(4)
Dreams, fortune, and history
lxxi(8)
Reticence and the writing of a chronicle
lxxix(7)
iv. Editorial Practice and Adam Usk's Orthography
lxxxvi
THE CHRONICLE OF ADAM USK 1(271)
APPENDIX: THE WILL OF ADAM USK 272(5)
INDEX OF QUOTATIONS AND ALLUSIONS 277(4)
GENERAL INDEX 281

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