Erik Kooper received both his MA and Ph.D. degrees from Utrecht University, where he taught Old and Middle English until his retirement in 2007. Since then he has regularly taught courses and given guest lectures both at his own university, the Nijmegen Radboud University, and abroad. His recent publications include an edition of the Middle English poem Arthur (2011), and several articles, mostly on Middle English historiographical texts.
Sjoerd Levelt is Assistant Professor at the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Ankara. He studied Dutch and English Medieval Studies in Amsterdam, Berkeley and Oxford, received his Ph.D. in Combined Historical Studies at the Warburg Institute, and previously taught at the Universities of Exeter and Sussex. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was awarded the Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize 2012.
All papers included will be both of interest and accessible to scholars from any disciplinary background who share a common interest in the medieval chronicle, or more generally medieval historiography.
Table of contents
List of Contributors
1 Eyewitness and Medieval Historical Narrative
2 La Chronique de Memmingen : histoire et luttes politiques dans une ville d’ Empire au XVe siècle
3 Le rôle du connecteur car (ou nam/enim) dans la prose historique : connecteur interphrastique ?
4 The Vindication of Sancho II in the Crónica de Castilla: Political Identity and Historiographical Reinvention in Medieval Castilian Chronicles
5 Faux Pas in the Chronicles: What is a Pas d’ armes?
6 The Perception and Evaluation of Foreign Soldiers in the Wars of King Peter I of Cyprus: The Evidence of the Cypriot Chronicles and Its Shortcomings
7 ‘Toujours loyal’: A Middle Dutch Chronicle of Flanders by Jan van Dixmude in Sixteenth-Century Ghent
8 Using an Example: Denis Sauvage, Philippe de Commynes and the ‘Vieil Exemplaire’
9 Reassessing Spanish Chronicle Writing before 900: The Tradition of Compilation in Oviedo at the End of the Ninth Century
10 Decennovenal Reason and Unreason in the C-Text of Annales Cambriae
11 The Battle of Gallipoli 1416: A Detail Rescued from a Chronicle
12 The Origins of the Polish Piast Dynasty as Chronicled by Bishop Vincent of Kraków (Wincenty Kadłubek) to Serve as a Political Model for His Own Contemporary Time
13 Review: The Chronicle of Amadi, Translated from the Italian by Nicholas Coureas and Peter Edbury
14 Review: Éloïse Adde-Vomáčka, La Chronique de Dalimil
15 Anthony Munday’s ‘Briefe Chronologicall Suruay Concerning the Netherlands’ and the Medieval Chronicle Tradition of Holland in the Early Modern Period: Introduction and Edition