Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 3 • 2016

medieval worlds 3 (2016)


ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-7988-4
Online Edition

 
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Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB


MEDIEVAL WORLDS provides a new forum for interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Specifically it encourages and links comparative research between different regions and fields and promotes methodological innovation in transdisciplinary studies. Focusing on the Middle Ages (c. 400-1500 CE, but can be extended whenever thematically fruitful or appropriate), MEDIEVAL WORLDS takes a global approach to studying history in a comparative setting.
MEDIEVAL WORLDS is open to regular submissions on comparative topics, but also offers the possibility to propose or advertise subjects that lend themselves to comparison. With a view to connecting people working on related topics in different academic environments, we publish calls for matching articles and for contributions on particular issues.

Table of Contents

Walter POHL, Editor’s Preface
Daniel G. KÖNIG, Charlemagne’s ›Jihād‹ Revisited: Debating the Islamic Contribution to an Epochal Change in the History of Christianization
Tsvetelin STEPANOV, Venerating St. Michael the Archangel in the Holy Roman Empire and in Bulgaria, Tenth–Eleventh Centuries: Similarities, Differences, Transformations
Jesse W. TORGERSON, Could Isidore’s Chronicle Have Delighted Cicero? Using the Concept of Genre to Compare Ancient and Medieval Chronicles
Thomas ERTL - Markus MAYER, Acculturation and Elimination: Europe’s Interaction with the Other (Fourteenth–Sixteenth Century)
Miriam Adan JONES, A Chosen Missionary People? Willibrord, Boniface, and the Election of the Angli
Marieke BRANDT, Heroic History, Disruptive Genealogy: al-Ḥasan al-Hamdānī and the Historical Formation of the Shākir Tribe (Wāʿilah and Dahm) in al-Jawf, Yemen
Daniel MAHONEY, The Political Agency of Kurds as an Ethnic Group in Late Medieval South Arabia
Anna FRAUSCHER - Jelle WASSENAAR - Veronika WIESER, Making Ends Meet. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the End of Times in Medieval Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism

The journal is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

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Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 3 • 2016

medieval worlds 3 (2016)


ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-7988-4
Online Edition

 
Open access
Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB

Jesse W. Torgerson
S.  65 - 82
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no3_2016s65

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doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no3_2016s65
Abstract:
Richard W. Burgess and Michael Kulikowski’s A Historical Introduction to the Chronicle Genre from its Origins to the High Middle Ages (Volume I in the authors’ planned series Mosaics of Time: The Latin Chronicle Traditions from the First Century BC to the Sixth Century AD) posits that medieval studies has neglected to engage in a systematic, historically-informed reflection on the genre of chronicles. The present article asserts that this challenge to the field presents a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary discussion of wide scope and lasting duration. I thus argue that Burgess and Kulikowski’s larger points may be reconciled with current scholarship on medieval chronicles by updating the theoretical premises that underlie our identification of historical genres. I aim to contribute to the discussion by turning to a consensus in current theoretical work, that genre is best discussed as a description of the way texts and their readers communicated. The article concludes by applying this hypothesis to an experiment in comparison: if it is not the differences but the similarities that stand out when Cicero and Isidore of Seville’s respective meditations upon chronicles are set side by side, then what are the implications for our methods of reconstructing the significance of chronicles in their own milieus?

Keywords:  chronicle; history; Isidore of Seville; Cicero; genre
Published Online:  2016/06/30 11:44:15
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x0034027b

MEDIEVAL WORLDS provides a new forum for interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Specifically it encourages and links comparative research between different regions and fields and promotes methodological innovation in transdisciplinary studies. Focusing on the Middle Ages (c. 400-1500 CE, but can be extended whenever thematically fruitful or appropriate), MEDIEVAL WORLDS takes a global approach to studying history in a comparative setting.
MEDIEVAL WORLDS is open to regular submissions on comparative topics, but also offers the possibility to propose or advertise subjects that lend themselves to comparison. With a view to connecting people working on related topics in different academic environments, we publish calls for matching articles and for contributions on particular issues.

Table of Contents

Walter POHL, Editor’s Preface
Daniel G. KÖNIG, Charlemagne’s ›Jihād‹ Revisited: Debating the Islamic Contribution to an Epochal Change in the History of Christianization
Tsvetelin STEPANOV, Venerating St. Michael the Archangel in the Holy Roman Empire and in Bulgaria, Tenth–Eleventh Centuries: Similarities, Differences, Transformations
Jesse W. TORGERSON, Could Isidore’s Chronicle Have Delighted Cicero? Using the Concept of Genre to Compare Ancient and Medieval Chronicles
Thomas ERTL - Markus MAYER, Acculturation and Elimination: Europe’s Interaction with the Other (Fourteenth–Sixteenth Century)
Miriam Adan JONES, A Chosen Missionary People? Willibrord, Boniface, and the Election of the Angli
Marieke BRANDT, Heroic History, Disruptive Genealogy: al-Ḥasan al-Hamdānī and the Historical Formation of the Shākir Tribe (Wāʿilah and Dahm) in al-Jawf, Yemen
Daniel MAHONEY, The Political Agency of Kurds as an Ethnic Group in Late Medieval South Arabia
Anna FRAUSCHER - Jelle WASSENAAR - Veronika WIESER, Making Ends Meet. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the End of Times in Medieval Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism

The journal is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).



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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at