Time in the Medieval World
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186 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

2 b/w, 6 line illus.

Imprint: York Medieval Press

Time in the Medieval World

Edited by Chris Humphrey and W Mark Ormrod

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A look at the competing notions of time in the middle ages, from the spiritual - death, the Last Judgement - to the practical - lawyers' calculations, clocks and calendars.

By exploring some of the more important senses of time which were in circulation in the medieval world, scholars from a wide range of disciplines trace competing definitions and modes of temporality in the middle ages, explainingtheir influence upon life and culture. The issues explored include anachronism as a feature in earlier senses of time, perceptions of death and of the Last Judgement, time in literary narratives and in music, constructions of timeas used in the professions, and original work on the particular systems and technologies which were used for the keeping of time, such as clocks and calendars.

Contributors: PAUL BRAND, PETER BURKE, MARY J. CARRUTHERS, DEBORAH DELIYANNIS, CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREY, ROBERT MARKUS, AD PUTTER, HOWARD WILLIAMS.
Introduction - Christopher Humphrey
Year-Dates in the Early Middle Ages - Deborah Deliyannis
Living within Sight of the End - Robert Markus
Death, Memory and Time: A Consideration of the Mortuary Practices at Sutton Hoo - Howard Williams
Lawyers' Time in England in the Later Middle Ages - Paul Brand
Time and Urban Culture in Late Medieval England - Christopher Humphrey
In Search of Lost Time: Missing Days in Sir Cleges and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Ad Putter
Meditations on the 'Historical Present' and 'Collective Memory' in Chaucer and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Mary J Carruthers
The Sense of Anachronism from Petrarch to Poussin - Peter Burke

W M Ormrod is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York.

The late W. MARK ORMROD was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of York; he published extensively on later medieval history.

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9781903153086

December 2001

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Title Details

186 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

2 b/w, 6 line illus.

Imprint: York Medieval Press