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The Resource Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Bull Marcus, (electronic resource)

Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Bull Marcus, (electronic resource)

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Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades
Title
Eyewitness and crusade narrative
Title remainder
perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades
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Bull Marcus
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Language
eng
Summary
The idea of what an "eyewitness" account is here scrutinised through examination of key Crusading texts. "Eyewitness" is a familiar label that historians apply to numerous pieces of evidence. It carries compelling connotations of trustworthiness and particular proximity to the lived experience of historical actors. But it has received surprisingly little critical attention. This book seeks to open up discussion of what we mean when we label a historical source in this way. Through a close analysis of accounts of the Second, Third and Fourth Crusades, as well as an in-depth discussion of recent research by cognitive and social psychologists into perception and memory, this book challenges historians of the Middle Ages to revisit their often unexamined assumptions about the place of eyewitness narratives within the taxonomies of historical evidence. It is for the most part impossible to situate the authors of the texts studied here, viewed as historical actors, in precise spatial and temporal relation to the action that they purport to describe. Nor can we ever be truly certain what they actually saw. In what, therefore, does the authors' eyewitness status reside, and is this, indeed, a valid category of analysis? This book argues that the most productive way in which to approach the figure of the autoptic author is not as some floating presence close to historical events, validating our knowledge of them, but as an artefact of the text's meaning-making operations, in particular as these are opened up to scrutiny by narratological concepts such as the narrator, focalization and storyworld. The conclusion that emerges is that there is no single understanding of eyewitness running through the texts, for all their substantive and thematic similarities; each fashions its narratorial voice in different ways as a function of its particular story-telling strategies. MARCUS BULL is Andrew W Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.--
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Bull, Marcus Graham
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
  • Crusading in context
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  • Crusades
  • Crusades
  • Crusades
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Crusades
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Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Bull Marcus, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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Contents
Medieval and modern approaches to eyewitnessing and narratology as an analytical tool -- Memory and psychological research into eyewitnessing -- The Second Crusade: the De expugnatione lynbonensi and Odo of Deuil's De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem -- The Third Crusade: Ambroise's Estoire de la guerre sainte and points of comparison and contrast -- Geoffrey of Villehardouin's and Robert of Clari's narratives of the Fourth Crusade
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CR9781787443433
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1 online resource (x, 396 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781787443433
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1091684785
Label
Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Bull Marcus, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781787443433/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval and modern approaches to eyewitnessing and narratology as an analytical tool -- Memory and psychological research into eyewitnessing -- The Second Crusade: the De expugnatione lynbonensi and Odo of Deuil's De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem -- The Third Crusade: Ambroise's Estoire de la guerre sainte and points of comparison and contrast -- Geoffrey of Villehardouin's and Robert of Clari's narratives of the Fourth Crusade
Control code
CR9781787443433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 396 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781787443433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1091684785

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