Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Prose Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

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Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Prose Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France
Title:
Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Prose Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France
Author:
Gabrielle M. Spiegel
ISBN:
0520077105
ISBN13:
978-0520077102
Size PDF:
1594 kb
Size epub:
1779 kb
Publisher:
University of California Press (March 9, 1993)
Language:
English
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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.

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