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Time in the Medieval World

By Chris Humphrey (Edited by), W. Mark Ormrod (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 186 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2002
By exploring some of the more important senses of time which were in circulation in the medieval world, scholars from a wide range of disciplines trace competing definitions and modes of temporality in the middle ages, explaining their influence upon life and culture. The issues explored include anachronism as a feature in earlier senses of time, perceptions of death and of the Last Judgement, time in literary narratives and in music, constructions of time as used in the professions, and original work on the particular systems and technologies which were used for the keeping of time, such as clocks and calendars. Contributors: PAUL BRAND, PETER BURKE, MARY J. CARRUTHERS, DEBORAH DELIYANNIS, CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREY, ROBERT MARKUS, AD PUTTER, HOWARD WILLIAMS.

Table of Contents

Introduction, CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREY; Year-Dates in the Early Middle Ages, DEBORAH DELIYANNIS; Living within Sight of the End, ROBERT MARKUS; Death, Memory and Time: A Consideration of the Mortuary Practices at Sutton Hoo, HOWARD WILLIAMS; Lawyers' Time in England in the Later Middle Ages, PAUL BRAND; Time and Urban Culture in Late Medieval England, CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREY; In Search of Lost Time: Missing Days in Sir Cleges and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, AD PUTTER; Meditations on the 'Historical Present' and 'Collective Memory' in Chaucer and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, MARY J CARRUTHERS; The Sense of Anachronism from Petrarch to Poussin, PETER BURKE List of Illustrations 000 List of Contributors 000 List of Abbreviations 000 14 Introduction 000 The Christopher Humphrey 1. Year-HDates in the Early Middle Ages 000 The Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis 2. Living within Sight of the End 000 The Robert Markus 3. Death, Memory and Time: A Consideration of the Mortuary Practices at Sutton Hoo 000 The Howard Williams 4. Lawyers' Time in England in the Later Middle Ages 000 The Paul Brand 5. Time and Urban Culture in Late Medieval England 000 The Chris Humphrey 6. In Search of Lost Time: Missing Days in Sir Cleges and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 000 The Ad Putter 7. Meditations on the 'Historical Present' and 'Collective Memory' in Chaucer and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 000 The Mary Carruthers 8. The Sense of Anachronism from Petrarch to Poussin 000 The Peter Burke Index 000

About the Author

W M Ormrod is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York.

EAN: 9781903153086
ISBN: 1903153085
Publisher: York Medieval Press
Dimensions: 24.03 x 16.05 x 2.01 centimeters (0.58 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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