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Barbour's Bruce and its Cultural Contexts
Politics, Chivalry and Literature in Late Medieval Scotland
This collection re-assesses the form and purpose of Barbour's great poem. It considers the poem from a variety of perspectives, re-examining the literary, historical, cultural and intellectual contexts in which it was produced, and offering important new insights.
Steve Boardman is a Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh. Susan Foran, currently an independent scholar, researches chivalry, war and the idea of nation in late medieval historical writing.
Contributors: Steve Boardman, Dauvit Broun, Michael Brown, Susan Foran, Chris Given-Wilson, Theo van Heijnsbergen, Rhiannon Purdie, Biörn Tjällén, Diana B. Tyson, Emily Wingfield.
The Manuscript and Print Contexts of Barbour's Bruce - Emily Wingfield
Medieval Romance and the Generic Frictions of Barbour's Bruce - Rhiannon Purdie
Scripting the National Past: A Textual Community of the Realm - Theo van Heijnsbergen
Chivalric Biography and Medieval Life-Writing - Christopher Given-Wilson
The Vocabulary of Chivalric Description in Late Fourteenth-Century Biography - Diana Tyson
A Nation of Knights? Chivalry and the Community of the Realm in Barbour's Bruce - Susan Foran
John Barbour's Scholastic Discourse on Thraldom - Biörn Tjällén
Rethinking Scottish Origins - Dauvit Broun
'Thar nobill eldrys gret bounte': The Bruce and early Stewart Scotland - Steven Boardman
Barbour's Bruce in the 1480s: Literature and Locality - Michael H Brown
"Impressively wide-ranging and informative, engaging with the poem's historical, political, social, theoretical, and codicological environments.[It is] an important addition to the body of critical literature that focuses on Barbour's poem." INNES REVIEW
"A valuable contribution to the historiography of late medieval Scotland, and demonstrates the need for those beyond Scotland to pay much closer attention to The Bruce..[It] should be required reading for any scholar of chivalry." ROYAL STUDIES JOURNAL
"Makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Barbour's Bruce; as a collection, the volume offers both strong individual readings and intriguing and rich connections between different chapters and different approaches." REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES
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