Jaume Aurell ([email protected]) is Professor at the Department of History at the University of Navarra (Spain). His main subjects of research are medieval and. Results 1 – 12 of 19 Genealogía de Occidente: Claves históricas del mundo actual (Spanish Edition). Aug 30, by Jaume Aurell. Ve el perfil de Jaume Aurell en LinkedIn, la mayor red profesional del mundo. Jaume tiene 2 empleos en su perfil. Ve el perfil completo en LinkedIn y descubre .

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Authoring the Past surveys medieval Catalan historiography, shedding light on the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links between history and politics during the period. Jaume Aurell examines texts from the late twelfth to the late fourteenth century—including the Latin Gesta comitum Barcinonensium and four texts in medieval Catalan: He argues that these Catalonian counts and Aragonese kings aurelk attempting to use their role as authors to legitimize their monarchical status, their growing political and economic power, and their aggressive expansionist policies in the Mediterranean.

By analyzing these texts alongside one another, Aurell demonstrates the shifting contexts in which chronicles were conceived, written, and read throughout the Middle Ages. The first study of its kind to make medieval Catalonian writings available to English-speaking audiences, Authoring the Past will be of interest to scholars of history and comparative literature, students of Hispanic and Romance medieval studies, and medievalists who study the chronicle tradition in other languages.


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Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia, Aurell

His readings are original, and his contextualization of the works in a European framework is most welcome. Aurell provides many engaging excerpts from the texts, which he renders in English and the shorter ones also in Catalan. Montserrat Piera, Temple University Speculum. This study is not only a must for historians of the Crown of Aragon but should also prove useful to all of those interested aaurell the development of medieval historiography in Europe as well as to scholars of medieval literature and culture and literary historians.

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Beyond the innovations that this book provides to understand the history of medieval Catalonia, the book will ayrell also used broadly because of its ability to enlighten the emergence and evolution of the medieval historical writing, the practice of the royal autobiography, the idea of authorship, and the relationships between history and politics.


Attreed, College of the Holy Cross Choice. Aurell examines these texts to understand the relationship between history and fiction and to track the development of historical genres from genealogies to chronicles, and chivalric to political autobiographies.

Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles.

This is a thoughtful and engaging book. Spiegel, Johns Hopkins University.

He shows how, at each stage of its development, the texts analyzed are generated and shaped by the needs of social and political legitimation and authoritative self-representation. Peter Burke, University of Cambridge.

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He re-places Catalan chroniclers in both their local and their European context, and he analyzes their texts with literary skills as well as historical ones. Paul Freedman, Yale University.

He demonstrates their varied rhetorical styles and strategies. This is a brilliant and suggestive book about how the past has jxume reported and enshrined. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology.

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