From Memory to Written Record, England, 1066-1307

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Harvard University Press, 1979 - History - 330 pages
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User Review  - Sarah Fisher - Goodreads

Packed with facts. However, I found it extremely hard to get through with very dry writing. Sometimes relied to heavily on pure statistics based on survival of records. Read full review

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Fascinating study of how oral traditions in literacy and law shifted toward faith in the power and authority of the written word. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Memories and myths of the Norman Conquest
11
The proliferation of documents
29
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

M. T. Clanchy is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He taught at the University of Glasgow 1964-85. He is the author of "From Memory to Written Record: England 1066-1307" (Blackwell second edition, 1993) and "Abelard: A Medieval Life" (Blackwell, 1997). He is the editor (with Betty Radice) of "The Letters of Abelard and Heloise" (Penguin Classics, 2003).

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