Time in the Medieval World

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Chris Humphrey, W. M. Ormrod
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2001 - History - 176 pages
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By exploring some of the more important senses of time which were in circulation in the medieval world, scholars from a wide range of disciplines trace competing definitions and modes of temporality in the middle ages, explaining their influence upon life and culture. The issues explored include anachronism as a feature in earlier senses of time, perceptions of death and of the Last Judgement, time in literary narratives and in music, constructions of time as used in the professions, and original work on the particular systems and technologies which were used for the keeping of time, such as clocks and calendars. Contributors: PAUL BRAND, PETER BURKE, MARY J. CARRUTHERS, DEBORAH DELIYANNIS, CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREY, ROBERT MARKUS, AD PUTTER, HOWARD WILLIAMS.
  

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Contents

Chapter
3
Living within Sight of the End
23
A Consideration of the Mortuary Practices
35
Plan of the barrow cemetery at Sutton Hoo
51
The sequence of objects placed in the chamber of the ship
61
Execution graves around mound 5 at Sutton Hoo
68
Lawyers Time in England in the Later Middle Ages
73
Time and Urban Culture in Late Medieval England
105
Chapter 5
106
Missing Days in Sir Cleges and Sir Gawain
119
Meditations on the Historical Present and Collective Memory
137
The Sense of Anachronism from Petrarch to Poussin
157
Index
175
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Chris Humphrey is a Research Associate of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.

W M Ormrod is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York.

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