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History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

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Karl Morrison discusses historical writing at a turning point in European culture: the so-called Renaissance of the twelfth century. Why do texts considered at that time to be masterpieces seem now to be fragmentary and full of contradictions? Morrison maintains that the answer comes from ideas about art. Viewing histories as artifacts made according to the same aesthetic principles as paintings and theater, he shows that twelfth-century authors and audiences found unity not in what the reason read in a text but in what the ...

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0691055823

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9780691055824

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History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance
2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691630793

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History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance
2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691601014

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History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance
1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691055824

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