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Obscurity In Medieval Texts, Lucie Doležalová, Jeff Rider, Alessandro Zironi Dec 2012

Obscurity In Medieval Texts, Lucie Doležalová, Jeff Rider, Alessandro Zironi

Jeff Rider

Modern readers of medieval texts often find them obscure. Some of this obscurity is accidental and inevitable due to the historical and cultural distance that separates modern readers from medieval authors, but medieval readers and authors also appear to have simply had a higher tolerance for textual obscurity than we do and even to have viewed obscurity as desirable and a virtue. They did not believe that obscurity could ever be eradicated and were not scared of the indescribable, indivisible, and ungraspable; they accepted reality as complex and ultimately unintelligible. Obscurity was not simply a riddle to be solved. It ...


Le Diocèse De Thérouanne Au Moyen Age, Jeff Rider, Benoît-Michel Tock Dec 2009

Le Diocèse De Thérouanne Au Moyen Age, Jeff Rider, Benoît-Michel Tock

Jeff Rider

De tous les évêchés du Nord de la France médiévale, celui de Thérouanne est sans doute l’un des moins bien connus. Cette situation s’explique en partie par la perte quasi-complète de ses archives lors de la prise et de la destruction de la ville par Charles Quint en 1553, qui entraînèrent par ailleurs quelques années plus tard le démembrement du diocèse entre ceux de Saint-Omer, Ypres et Boulogne. Aucune étude d’ensemble ne lui avait d’ailleurs été consacrée depuis la thèse de l’historien gantois Hans Van Werveke, »Het bisdom Terwaan van den oorsprong tot het begin ...


Galbert Of Bruges And The Historiography Of Medieval Flanders, Jeff Rider, Alan Murray Dec 2008

Galbert Of Bruges And The Historiography Of Medieval Flanders, Jeff Rider, Alan Murray

Jeff Rider

Galbert of Bruges's The Murder, Betrayal and Assassination of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders is one of the most widely read books of the Middle Ages. It recounts the assassination of Charles, count of Flanders, and the events leading up to and following the murder. Galbert was a resident of Bruges and had served in the count's administration for at least thirteen years by the time of the assassination in 1127. He was well-acquainted with Charles and many of the other actors in this drama, an eyewitness to many of the events he relates, and exceptionally well ...


Vitae. "Vita Karoli Comitis Flandrię" Et "Vita Domni Ioannis Morinensis Episcopi" Quibus Subiunguntur Poemata Aliqua De Morte Comitis Karoli Conscripta Et Quaestio De Eadem Facta, Walter Thérouanne Dec 2005

Vitae. "Vita Karoli Comitis Flandrię" Et "Vita Domni Ioannis Morinensis Episcopi" Quibus Subiunguntur Poemata Aliqua De Morte Comitis Karoli Conscripta Et Quaestio De Eadem Facta, Walter Thérouanne

Jeff Rider

This volume revolves around three men who knew each other well, oversaw the political and spiritual life of much of northern France and Flanders during the first third of the twelfth century, and died within five years of one another: Charles the Good, count of Flanders from 1119 to 1127; John of Warneton, archdeacon of Arras from 1096 to 1099 and bishop of Thérouanne from 1099 to 1130; and their common biographer, Walter, archdeacon of Thérouanne from 1116 to 1132. The volume includes a detailed historical introduction and offers new editions of Walter's vitæ of Charles and John and ...


God’S Scribe: The Historiographical Art Of Galbert Of Bruges, Jeff Rider Dec 2000

God’S Scribe: The Historiographical Art Of Galbert Of Bruges, Jeff Rider

Jeff Rider

Galbert of Bruges's De multro, traditione, et occisione gloriosi Karoli comitis Flandriarum (The Murder of Charles the Good) has been studied extensively over the last hundred years. Considered one of the most important and original works of medieval historiography, the De multro is an eyewitness account of the assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders, in 1127 and of the ensuing civil war. It is written in the form of a journal, the only work of its kind from Europe in the twelfth century, and provides a continuous, detailed account of events in Flanders from March 1127 to ...


De Multro, Traditione Et Occisione Gloriosi Karoli Comitis Flandriarum, Galbert Bruges Dec 1993

De Multro, Traditione Et Occisione Gloriosi Karoli Comitis Flandriarum, Galbert Bruges

Jeff Rider

Rider's edition is the first to be based on representatives of both the Multrum's manuscript traditions since the Bollandists' heavily emended seventeenth-century edition. It offers the first complete and accurate critical apparatus for the text including all the variants of the existing manuscripts and early editions. It also takes into account emendations suggested by scholars since the mid-nineteenth century (Köpke, Pirenne, Thomas and Ross). Readers are thus provided with all the surviving textual evidence and may evaluate for themselves the editor's decisions. Rider's text also indicates, for the first time, the original divisions of the Multrum ...