The Annals of Dunstable Priory: from living memory to written record in a thirteenth-century textual community

Webster, Hariett R. (2019) The Annals of Dunstable Priory: from living memory to written record in a thirteenth-century textual community. Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, 9. ISSN 2034-3515 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper begins by reviewing the evidence for the authorship of The Annals of Dunstable Priory following the recent publication of the first English translation of the text. Having established the multifaceted authorship of the annals, it goes on to argue the ways in which the text represents the views and opinions of the textual community responsible for its production. In particular, it examines the multiple layers to the religious community’s identity and its place within the wider world of thirteenth-century England. The investigation reveals how the concerns for recording the rights, privileges, and memories of the priory and township reflect broader trends in the thirteenth century, including the increased reliance on the written word and administrative processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annals of Dunstable Abbey authorship
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities
Depositing User: Harriet Webster
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 11:52
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1111

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