The Untouchable Past and the Incomprehensible Present: Temporal Detachment and the Shaping of History in the Fineshade Manuscript.

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dc.contributor.authorKilpatrick, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-06T13:43:16Z
dc.date.available2011-12-06T13:43:16Z
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20472
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5088
dc.description.abstractThis thesis undertakes a close study of a single manuscript of the early 1320s, written at the priory of Fineshade, Northamptonshire. The manuscript contains a short chronicle and several documents related to the failed baronial rebellion of 1321-22. I argue that, in collaboration with the priory’s patrons, the Engayne family, the chronicler responds to the current situation with an attempt to create meaning from a time of crisis. In the process, he attempts to shape his material through patterns of style and thought inherited from both chronicle and hagiographical traditions, to make the present conform to the known and understood shape of the past. His success is limited by his inability to establish sufficient distance from traumatic events, a difficulty that many chroniclers seemed to encounter when they attempted to turn current events into meaningful historical narrative.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectmedieval historiography
dc.subjectcodicology
dc.subjectmedieval england
dc.subjectedward ii
dc.subjectnorthamptonshire
dc.subjectchronicles
dc.subjectfourteenth century
dc.subjectthomas of lancaster
dc.subjectengaynes
dc.subjectfineshade
dc.subjectpaleography
dc.subjectcotton cleopatra d ix
dc.subjecthagiography
dc.subjectmedieval literature
dc.titleThe Untouchable Past and the Incomprehensible Present: Temporal Detachment and the Shaping of History in the Fineshade Manuscript.
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentEnglish
dc.contributor.supervisorTaylor, Andrew
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplinearts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinearts
uottawa.departmentEnglish
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