Literate Sociability and Historical Writing in Later Twelfth-Century England

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This essay draws out the connections between the performance of literary and historiographical texts – Wace's livres, estoires et gestes- and other public uses of the written word in the late twelfth century. More specifically, it explores how the recitation of documents could act as a form of public, and authorized, storytelling in the lands either side of the English Channel in the High Middle Ages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-40
JournalAnglo-Norman Studies
Issue numberN/A
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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