Rewriting Roman History in the Middle Ages: The 'Historia Romana' and the Manuscript Bamberg, Hist.3

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BRILL, 2007 - History - 426 pages
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The "Historia Romana" was the most popular work on Roman history in the Middle Ages. A highly interesting aspect of its transmission and reception are its many redactions which bear witness to the continuous development of the text in line with changing historical contexts. This study presents the very first classification of such rewritings, and produces new insights into historiographical discourse in the Middle Ages. Drawing on an analysis of the paraphrase contained in the manuscript Bamberg Hist. 3, which is edited here for the first time, the author offers numerous examples of textual transformations of language, style and ideology, all of which give us a clearer picture of textual fluidity in medieval historiography.
 

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Contents

and Landolfus Sagax
7
Chapter Two ClassiĄcation and preliminary survey
17
of Eutropius
26
Relationship and Historical
44
Chapter Four Edition of the Historia Romana
65
Chapter Five The language of texts contained in B
167
222r223v
217
Chapter Six Analysis of the paraphrased version of
232
invigoration
292
textual homogeneity
313
Summary and conclusion
321
Bibliography
395
Index of names and places for the edition of B chapter 4 4
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Index of places
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About the author (2007)

Marek T. Kretschmer is Associate Professor of Latin at the Department of History and Classical Studies, NTNU, and affiliate researcher at the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS), University of Bergen

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