Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe, 900-1200 - Medieval Culture & Society (Hardback)
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Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe, 900-1200 - Medieval Culture & Society (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 26/05/1999
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Remembering the past in the Middle Ages is a subject that is often perceived as a study of chronicles and annals written by monks in monasteries. Following in the footsteps of early Christian historians such as Eusebius and St Augustine, the medieval chroniclers are thought of as men isolated in their monastic institutions, writing about the world around them. As the sole members of their society versed in literacy, they had a monopoly on the knowledge of the past as preserved in learned histories, which they themselves updated and continued. A self-perpetuating cycle of monks writing chronicles, which were read, updated and continued by the next generation, so the argument goes, remained the vehicle for a narrative tradition of historical writing for the rest of the Middle Ages. Elisabeth van Houts challenges this view and emphasizes the collaboration between men and women in the memorial tradition of the Middle Ages through both narrative sources (chronicles, saints' lives and miracles) and material culture (objects such as jewellery, memorial stones and sacred vessels).

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333568583
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 16 mm

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