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The Resource Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Marcus Bull

Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Marcus Bull

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Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades
Title
Eyewitness and crusade narrative
Title remainder
perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades
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Marcus Bull
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eng
Summary
"'Eyewitness' is a familiar label that historians apply to numerous pieces of evidence. It carries compelling connotations of trustworthiness and particular proximity to the lived experience of historical actors. But it has received surprisingly little critical attention. This book seeks to open up discussion of what we mean when we label a historical source in this way. Through a close analysis of accounts of the Second, Third and Fourth Crusades, as well as an in-depth discussion of recent research by cognitive and social psychologists into perception and memory, the book challenges historians of the Middle Ages to revisit their often unexamined assumptions about the place of eyewitness narratives within the taxonomies of historical evidence. It is for the most part impossible to situate the authors of the texts studied here, viewed as historical actors, in precise spatial and temporal relation to the action that they purport to describe. Nor can we ever be truly certain what they actually saw. In what, therefore, does the authors' eyewitness status reside, and is this, indeed, a valid category of analysis? This book argues that the most productive way in which to approach the figure of the autoptic author is not as some floating presence close to historical events, validating our knowledge of them, but as an artefact of the text's meaning-making operations, in particular as these are opened up to scrutiny by narratological concepts such as the narrator, focalization and storyworld. The conclusion that emerges is that there is no single understanding of eyewitness running through the texts, for all their substantive and thematic similarities; each fashions its narratorial voice in different ways as a function of its particular storytelling strategies."--Page 4 of cover
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Bull, Marcus Graham,
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Crusading in context
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  • Crusades (Fourth : 1202-1204)
  • Crusades (Second : 1147-1149)
  • Crusades (Third : 1189-1192)
  • Crusades
  • Crusades
  • Crusades
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Crusades
  • Crusades
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
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Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Marcus Bull
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-385) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Medieval and modern approaches to eyewitnessing and narratology as an analytical tool -- Memory and psychological research into eyewitnessing -- The Second Crusade: the De expugnatione lynbonensi and Odo of Deuil's De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem -- The Third Crusade: Ambroise's Estoire de la guerre sainte and points of comparison and contrast -- Geoffrey of Villehardouin's and Robert of Clari's narratives of the Fourth Crusade
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1023488094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9781783273355
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1023488094
Label
Eyewitness and crusade narrative : perception and narration in accounts of the second, third and fourth crusades, Marcus Bull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval and modern approaches to eyewitnessing and narratology as an analytical tool -- Memory and psychological research into eyewitnessing -- The Second Crusade: the De expugnatione lynbonensi and Odo of Deuil's De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem -- The Third Crusade: Ambroise's Estoire de la guerre sainte and points of comparison and contrast -- Geoffrey of Villehardouin's and Robert of Clari's narratives of the Fourth Crusade
Control code
1023488094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9781783273355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023488094

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