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Ancient and Medieval memories: studies in the reconstruction of the past

Coleman, Janet (2005) Ancient and Medieval memories: studies in the reconstruction of the past. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521019378

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Abstract

This book contains a series of studies that take the ancient texts as evidence of the past, and show how medieval readers and writers understood them. In particular, they examine how medieval readers examined the construction of these texts to find some reflection of how it felt to exist within the ancient world. The studies confirm that medieval and Renaissance interpretations and uses of the past differ greatly from a modern interpretation and uses, and yet the study betrays many startling continuities between modern and ancient medieval theories. Discussion extends from the nature of historical evidence, through theories behind medieval historiography, to various hypotheses relating physiological attributes of the brain to intellectual processes of the mind.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/
Additional Information: © 2005 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Sets: Departments > Government
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 12:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39585/

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