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Phantoms of Remembrance Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millennium

ISBN-10: 0691026033

ISBN-13: 9780691026039

Edition: 1994

Authors: Patrick J. Geary

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InPhantoms of Remembrance,Patrick Geary makes important new inroads into the widely discussed topic of historical memory, vividly evoking the everyday lives of eleventh-century people and both their written andnonwrittenways of preserving the past. Women praying for their dead, monks creating and re-creating their archives, scribes choosing which royal families of the past to applaud and which to forget: it is from such sources that most of our knowledge of the medieval period comes. Throughout richly detailed descriptions of various acts of remembrance--including the naming of children and the recording of visions--the author unearths a wide range of approaches to preserving the past as it was or formulating the past that an individual or group prefers to imagine.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/5/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Remembering and Forgetting in the Eleventh Century
Men, Women, and Family Memory
Archival Memory and the Destruction of the Past
Unrolling Institutional Memories
Political Memory and the Restructuring of the Past
Remembering Pannonian Dragons
Conclusions
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index