“Offering fresh insights and deftly incorporating a wide selection of apt modern scholarship and theory, History and the Written Word leads us to talk about the deep issues of collective identity and state formation.”
—Nancy Partner, McGill University
Drawing on the perspectives of modern and medieval narratology, medieval multilingualism, and cultural memory, History and the Written Word argues that members of an administrative elite demonstrated their mastery of the rules of literate political behavior by producing and consuming history-writing and its documents.
In May 2021, History and the Written Word was shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize by the Royal Historical Society
272 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5190-6 | $69.95s | £60.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9676-1 | $69.95s | £57.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series