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Author Nyffenegger, Nicole.

Title Authorising history : gestures of authorship in fourteenth-century English historiography / by Nicole Nyffenegger
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 218 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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 .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-213) and index
Notes In English; with some passages in Middle English
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Subject Robert, of Gloucester, active 1260-1300 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Mannyng, Robert, active 1288-1338 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cursor mundi.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Historical poetry, English -- Authorship.
Historical poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Historiography -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1322180539
1443868418 (electronic bk.)
9781443868419 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Authorizing history