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The Law of the Land: Laʒamozn’s Brut

Christopher Cannon

in The Grounds of English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230396
eISBN:
9780191696459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230396.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the form of Lazamon’s Brut. It starts by defining the term choreographia in 16th and 17th centuries, a passion for the representation of territory so general that it spans the ... More


‘Go and Look in the Latin Books’: Latin and the Vernacular in Medieval Wales

Paul Russell

in Latin in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266083
eISBN:
9780191851476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In one form or another Latin and Welsh have coexisted and interacted in Wales from the Roman period onwards: whether in the quasi-charters of the Lichfield/Llandeilo Gospels, Braint Teilo ‘The ... More


Late Medieval Scotland and the Matter of Britain

Steve Boardman

in Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614196
eISBN:
9780748653317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter investigates the ways in which late medieval Scottish chroniclers accommodated the Brut legends and the stories of Arthur. Both represented English imperialist propaganda and were, ... More


Killing the King: Romance and the Politicization of History

Laura Ashe

in Thinking Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198795148
eISBN:
9780191836497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795148.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues from the premise that ‘romance’ is a mode of thought, a discourse structuring narrative expectations, which interacts with all the competing discourses surrounding it. It ... More


Engletere and the Inglis Conflict and Construction

Laura Ashe

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the rise of conflicted, multilingual ideas of Englishness and nationhood in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Extended discussion is offered of the Middle English ... More


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