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Legends, Traditions and History in Medieval England

Legends, Traditions and History in Medieval England

SKU: 2376

Author: Gransden, Antonia.

Title: Legends, Traditions and History in Medieval England.


Publisher: London: The Hambledon Press, 1992.


Description: 8vo. xiv, 361 p.: ill. The jacket is in a protective jacket. Extensive notes with bibliographical references. Index of Manuscripts. As new in As new dust-jacket. Hardcover. 


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    Contents: Bede's reputation as an historian in medieval England -- Traditionalism and continuity during the last century of Anglo-Saxon monasticism -- Legends and traditions concerning the origins of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds -- Cultural transition at Worcester in the Anglo-Norman period -- Prologues in the historiography of twelfth-century England -- The growth of the Glastonbury traditions and legends in the twelfth century -- Realistic observation in twelfth-century England -- The chronicles of medieval England and Scotland -- The Cronica buriensis and the Abbey of St Benet of Hulme -- The continuations of the Flores historiarum from 1265 to 1327 -- The alleged rape by Edward III of the Countess of Salisbury -- A fourteenth-century chronicle from the Grey Friars at Lynn -- The date and authorship of John of Glastonbury's Cronica sive antiquitates Glastoniensis ecclesie -- Antiquarian studies in fifteenth-century England. 

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