The Shape of Medieval History William J. Brandt

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Published: 1966

Hardcover

173 pages


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The Shape of Medieval History  by  William J. Brandt

The Shape of Medieval History by William J. Brandt
1966 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 173 pages | ISBN: | 9.75 Mb

Alternately enlightening and mystifying study of medieval modes of perception based on period chronicles. Brandts assertions about how medieval people perceived their world, especially nature and man, are sometimes compelling and sometimes utterly opaque.

His textual analysis is problematic in that he generally does a poor job in showing the reader precisely how he is reading the passages in question to arrive at his hypotheses. He also seems to take something written in a chronicle as one-to-one evidence for how medieval folks actually led their lives, confusing literature for reality and, for example, confusing how a male chronicler describes a womans life with a medieval womans life. For all of that, there are some really interesting points in this short volume.

Worth a read if youre really really into medieval history.



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