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Author Aurell i Cardona, Jaume

Title Authoring the past : history, autobiography, and politics in medieval Catalonia / Jaume Aurell
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012


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Contents Introduction -- Part 1: Historical writings and historical authors -- Gesta Comitum Barchinonensium as genealogy -- King James I and his chivalric autobiography -- Bernat Desclot: the historian and his chronicle -- Ramon Muntaner: ruler, knight, and chronicler -- King Peter's Llibre and royal self-representation -- Part II: Theories and interpretations -- The shift in historical genres -- The dawn of Catalan autobiography as chronicle -- The authorial logic of the historical text -- Catalan chroniclers and poetic license: history, epic, fiction -- The emergence of political realism
Summary Authoring the Past surveys medieval Catalan historiography, shedding light on the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links between history and politics during the period. Jaume Aurell examines texts from the late twelfth to the late fourteenth century & mdash;including the Latin Gesta comitum Barcinonensium and four texts in medieval Catalan: James I & rsquo;s Llibre dels fets, the Crònica of Bernat Desclot, the Crònica of Ramon Muntaner, and the Crònica of Peter the Ceremonio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject James I, King of Aragon, 1208-1276. Llibre dels fets.
Desclot, Bernat. Llibre del rei en Pere.
Muntaner, Ramón, -1336. Crònica.
Pedro IV, King of Aragon, 1319?-1387. Cronica de Sant Joan de la Penya.
SUBJECT Gesta comitum Barcinonensium.
Gesta comitum Barcinonensium fast
Cronica de Sant Joan de la Penya (Pedro IV, King of Aragon) fast
Crònica (Muntaner, Ramón) fast
Llibre del rei en Pere (Desclot, Bernat) fast
Llibre dels fets (James I, King of Aragon) fast
Subject Historiography -- Spain -- Catalonia -- To 1500
Catalan prose literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism
HISTORY -- Europe -- Spain & Portugal.
Catalan prose literature
Kings and rulers -- Biography
Catalonia (Spain) -- Historiography
Catalonia (Spain) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- History and criticism
Spain -- Catalonia
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226032344