IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 727: Books Have Their Histories: Medieval Chronicles and Their Scribes, Manuscripts, and Early Editions, III - Historical Texts and Their Authors, Audiences, and Printers

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Juliana Dresvina, Department of English, King's College London
Ryan Perry, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Jaclyn Rajsic, New College, University of Oxford
M. Teresa Tavormina, Department of English, Michigan State University
Moderator/Chair:Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 727-aImag(in)ing the Author: Visual Representations of Authors in Medieval French Histories
(Language: English)
Cristian Bratu, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Baylor University, Texas
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 727-bTrevet's Chronicle: His Manuscripts, His Readers
(Language: English)
Heather Pagan, Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 727-cTake It or Leave It: The Fasciculus Temporum in Two Editions of the Chronicles of England
(Language: English)
Neil Weijer, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Printing History
Abstract

This is the third of four sessions on the theme of ‘Books Have Their Histories’, organized in memory of the late Professor Lister M. Matheson. Lister Matheson was a major scholar in many fields, but two of his most important scholarly legacies lie in the areas of medieval chronicle studies, the English prose Brut Chronicle in particular, and early book studies. His work demonstrates that a full understanding of medieval historical texts demands attention to both the content of the works in question and the material circumstances of producing those works. The papers in these four sessions focus on manuscripts and early printed editions of historical texts, as well as their scribes, printers, owners, and patrons, in an aim to honour Lister Matheson and his work.