Creative Selection between Emending and Forming Medieval Memory / ed. by Sebastian Scholz, Gerald Schwedler.

  • Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2021]
  • ©2022
1 online resource (VIII, 204 p.)


  • Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies [More in this series]
  • Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies : Studien zu Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n. Chr. / Studies in the Culture and History of the First Millennium C.E. , 1862-1139 ; 96 [More in this series]
Summary note
Karl Valentin once asked: "How can it be that only as much happens as fits into the newspaper the next day?" He focussed on the problem that information of the past has to be organised, arranged and above all: selected and put into form in order to be perceived as a whole. In this sense, the process of selection must be seen as the fundamental moment - the "Urszene" - of making History. This book shows selection as highly creative act. With the richness of early medieval material it can be demonstrated that creative selection was omnipresent and took place even in unexpected text genres.The book demonstrates the variety how premodern authors dealt with "unimportant", unpleasant or unwanted past. It provides a general overview for regions and text genres in early medieval Europe.
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  • Frontmatter
  • Vorwort der Herausgeber
  • Contents
  • Less is More. Medieval Memory as Process of Creative Selection. An Introduction
  • Remembering and Forgetting Phantoms of Remembrance: Social Memory and Oblivion in Medieval History after Twenty Years
  • Phantoms of Identity in Early Medieval Historiography
  • The Selective Memory of Jonas of Bobbio
  • Gundemar the Ghost, Isidore the Historian: Rethinking Visigothic History from the Whispers of its Literature
  • In ornamento totius palatii? Selektive Wahrnehmung der königlichen Entourage in frühmittelalterlichen Quellen
  • Speech is Silver, but Silence is Golden. Creative Selection and Constructed Oblivion in the Work of Gregory of Tours
  • Selection and Presentation of Texts in Early Medieval Canon Law Collections: Approaching the Codex Remensis (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Phill. 1743)*
  • Wahlverwandtschaften im frühen Mittelalter. Von den merowingischen Königskatalogen zu den karolingischen Genealogien
  • Phantoms of Remembrance. Creative Selection in Medieval Religious Life
  • Phantoms of Remembrance und hochmittelalterlicher Mentalitätswandel
  • Erinnern und Vergessen. Methodische Gedanken und mittelalterliche Perspektiven zu zwei Paradigmen am Schnittpunkt von Memoria und Geschichte
  • Index: Millennium-Studien zur Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n.Chr.
  • 10.1515/9783110757279
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