Broken Lines: Genealogical Literature in Late-medieval Britain and France
Raluca Radulescu, Edward Donald Kennedy
Brepols, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 295 pages
The essays in this important and fascinating collection explore the genealogical literature of medieval Britain and France in relation to issues of identity, the transmission of power, and cultural, socio-political, and economic developments. By analyzing the mechanics of cultural and political inheritance and the processes of shaping a sense of identity and descent, the essays in this volume direct the reader towards a complex understanding of genealogical literature and its relationships with other genres, one which will further debate and research in these areas. The present collection presents an interdisciplinary approach to the genealogical literature of the late-medieval period, and brings together specialists in the fields of history, cultural history and literature to raise questions of gender, genre, and theoretical approaches. Broken Lines is also the first book-length study of genealogical literature to date, an exciting intervention into this emerging field of interest.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Prophecy Genealogy and History in Medieval English Political Discourse
Genealogies of Noble Families in AngloNorman
Genealogies in Medieval France
1 other sections not shown
Abbey Anglo-Norman Prose Brut Arthurian Bartrum Bernard Gui Bodl Bodleian Library Brie Britain British Library Brut Chronicle Cambridge cartulary claim conquest context daughter Dauvit Broun death descent dynasty Earl Early Welsh Genealogical edition Edward Ellis fifteenth century fourteenth century French genealogical chronicles genealogical diagrams genealogical rolls genealogy gentry Geoffrey of Monmouth Geoffrey of Monmouth's Geoffrey's Gransden Gruffudd Gwynedd Hardyng Havelok heir Henry Henry II Historia regum Historia regum Britanniae Historical Writing historiography inheritance insular romances John king-lists kings of England kingship Klapisch-Zuber land later Latin lineage Literature Llywelyn Llywelyn ab Iorwerth London manuscripts Medieval England memory Middle English monastic narrative Norman Oldest original Oxford Paris political prophecy Queen readers reign Richard royal rulers Scotland Scots Scottish Selden story surviving thirteenth century throne trans tree University of Wales University Press unnamed vols Welsh Welsh Genealogical Tracts wife William written York's