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Gilbert, JL; (2019) Lives. In: Tyler, EM and Wogan-Browne, J, (eds.) High Medieval: Literary Cultures in England. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. (In press).

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Abstract

Chapter discusses life-writing in Latin, French, and English from High Medieval England (10th-13th centuries). The different expectations of medieval life-writing are illuminated by comparing it heuristically to modern life-drawing rather than to portraiture, a common analogue for modern biography. Sections discuss lives of Edward the Confessor, Tristan and Isolt, William Marshal and William the Conqueror, the last as told by William of Malmesbury in the Gesta regum Anglorum. A focus on women's participation in life-writing runs throughout.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Lives
Language: English
Keywords: Life-writing, Biography, Medieval England, Medieval Culture, Edward the Confessor, Tristan, William of Malmesbury, William Marshal, Vie de Guillaume le Marechal, Gesta regum Anglorum, Women and biography
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10045850
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