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Authorising history : gestures of authorship in fourteenth-century English historiography / by Nicole Nyffenegger.

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Subject: Robert, of Gloucester, active 1260-1300 > Criticism and interpretation.
Mannyng, Robert, active 1288-1338 > Criticism and interpretation.
Cursor mundi.
Historical poetry, English > History and criticism.
Historical poetry, English > Authorship.
English literature > Middle English, 1100-1500 > History and criticism.
Historiography > England > History > To 1500.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781443868419
  • ISBN: 1443868418
  • ISBN: 1322180539
  • ISBN: 9781322180533
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 218 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-213) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The task of writing history -- History : the subject matter -- Empowering written texts -- Negotiating authority -- Inscribing authority -- Conclusion.
Summary: ""This book discusses the strategies and rhetorical means by which four authors of Middle English verse historiography seek to authorise their works and themselves. Paying careful attention to the texts, it traces the ways in which authors inscribe their fictional selves and seek to give authority to their constructions of history. It further investigates how the authors position themselves in relation to their task of writing history, their sources and their audiences. This study provides new ...
Language Note: In English; with some passages in Middle English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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