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The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture Reflections on Medieval Sources by Jason Glenn

The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture Reflections on Medieval Sources


The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture Reflections on Medieval Sources by Jason Glenn

The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture is an introduction to medieval Europe unlike any other. These 26 essays, written by accomplished scholars all trained at the University of California, Berkeley, reflect on medieval texts and the opportunities they present for exploration of the Middle Ages. Introduced in a foreword by Thomas N. Bisson (Harvard University), these essays present a textured picture of the medieval world and offer models for how to reflect fruitfully on medieval sources. To help orient the reader, three maps, the editor's introduction, and an index are provided.


Think of being the instructor for the year-long undergraduate survey and of inviting a series of friends to give guest lectures, each lecture centering around an assigned source and now being delivered with a degree of polish that we are more likely to devote to a one-off and flattering guest appearance than to the regular Tuesday-Thursday stand up performance. -- The Medieval Review This book presents a series of twenty-six insightful, short essays, each about a different medieval author or text, written to appeal to undergraduate students and their instructors. The essays are concise and digestible and offer a variety of perspectives on approaching medieval authors and texts. -- Comitatus

About the Author

Jason Glenn is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Politics and History in the Tenth Century: The Work and World of Richer of Reims (2004) and has published several articles on medieval political, religious, and intellectual culture.

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Publication date

2nd August 2011


Jason Glenn

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University of Toronto Press


368 pages


European history



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