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Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Jaume Aurell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book surveys medieval Catalan historiography, the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links ... More


Ramon Muntaner: Ruler, Knight, and Chronicler

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter describes the chronicle of Ramon Muntaner (Crònica), which focused on the history of the Crown of Aragon from the conception of King James I (1207) to the coronation of King Alfonse the ... More


Catalan Chroniclers and Poetic License: History, Epic, Fiction

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates the link between reality and fiction characteristic of medieval historiography. It also reviews the notion of historical accuracy in the work of medieval historians, their ... More


The Dawn of Catalan Autobiography as Chronicle

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter develops a more contextualized idea of medieval autobiography, challenging the atemporal, formalist, idealist, and prescriptive definitions of autobiography, deploying current critical ... More


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