IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 106: Chronicles and Letter-Books of the 14th Century

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:White Hart Society
Organiser:Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:David Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
Paper 106-aThe Calamitous 14th Century: Was It All Bad?
(Language: English)
George B. Stow, Department of History, La Salle University, Pennsylvania
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Science
Paper 106-bCronica bona et compendiosa: The Composition and Uses of an Unedited Chronicle in England, c. 1377-1410
(Language: English)
Trevor Russell Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought
Paper 106-cThe 'Royal Letter Book', Edinburgh University Library MS 183: Potentially a Rich Source of 14th-Century Material
(Language: English)
Louise Gardiner, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography

This session will look at a number of little known sources for 14th-century history, from chronicles to letter-books. It will examine both the general impressions of the 14th century which emerge from these sources, and more specific material relating to particular aspects or incidents of the period.