Medieval Narrative Sources
A Gateway into the Medieval Mind
Ludo Milis, Werner Verbeke, and Jean Goossens
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Edited volume - hardback
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More than ten years ago, some mediaevalists of the K.U.Leuven and the University of Ghent joined together to create a repertory of medieval narrative sources focusing on the southern Low Countries. A pre-print was published in a paper version and was soon followed by the electronic database entitled "Narrative Sources" which is available through the Internet. Since 1996, "Narrative Sources" has been adapted, supplemented and rearranged every year and over the years the number of inventoried items has been increased to far more than 2150 titles. The information present thus far in "Narrative Sources" already allows and facilitates the study of the sources as such, individually or collectively, qualitatively or quantitatively.
In a next step the goal would be the exploitation of the contents, with a specific focus on monastic historiography, its social setting, and self-image. In this proceeding some of the scholars working on this project present their work, their methodology and their results to-date.
Medieval Narrative Sources: A Fascinating Gateway into the Medieval Mind
Changing Demands, Chaniging Tools : A Survey of Narrative Historical Sources Written during the Middle Ages in the Northern Low Countries
Elisabeth van Houts
Gender, Memories and Prophecies in Medieval Europe
From Sermon to Science: Monastic Prologues from the Southern Low Countries as Witnesses of Historical Consciousness (10th-15th Centuries)
Réformes ecclésiastiques, luttes d'influence et hagiographie à l'abbaye de Maubeuge (IXe-XIe s.)
The 'Life of Bishop John of Thérouanne' by Archdeacon Walter (1130) and the Bishop's Pastoral Activities
Microhistory and the Inquisitiones into the Life and Miracles of Philip of Bourges and Thomas of Hereford
La 'Vie de saint Amand' par Gillis de Wevel et ses modèles
Pieter-Jan De Grieck
L'image de la ville et l'identité monastique dans l'oeuvre de Gilles Li Muisis (1272-1353)
The Abbey of Affligem and the Emergence of a Historiographic Tradition in Brabant (1268-1322)
Selbstvergewisserung und Memoria in der Devotio Moderna: Die Traditionscodices der brabantischen Augustiner-Chorherrenstifte
Oral and Written Traditions in the 'Versus de unibove'
Geert H.M. Claassens
The 'Schale of Boendale': On Dealing with Fact and Fiction in Vernacular Medieval Literature
Une iconographie de l'historiographie monastique: réalité ou fiction?
The Database Narrative Sources from the Medieval Low Countries: A short introduction followed by the User's guide
Index codicum manu scriptorum
Format: Edited volume - hardback
Size: 240 × 160 × 20 mm
Publication: June 13, 2005
Series: Mediaevalia Lovaniensia - Series 1-Studia 34
Stock item number: 46022
Werner Verbeke is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at KU Leuven.