ISBN-10:
0520089359
ISBN-13:
9780520089358
Pub. Date:
02/10/1995
Publisher:
University of California Press
Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Prose Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France / Edition 1

Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Prose Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France / Edition 1

by Gabrielle M Spiegel
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Overview


In a poststructuralist study of thirteenth-century French historical texts, Gabrielle Spiegel investigates the reasons for the rise of French vernacular prose historiography at this particular time. She argues that the vernacular prose histories that have until now been regarded as royalist were actually products of the aristocracy, reflecting its anxiety as it faced social and economic change and political threats from the monarchy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520089358
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/10/1995
Series: The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics , #23
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Gabrielle M. Spiegel is Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of The Chronicle Tradition of Saint-Denis (1978).

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