2 Authorship in Medieval Breton Chronicles

In: The Medieval Chronicle 15
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Cristian Bratu
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Abstract

Like elsewhere in medieval Europe, history-writing in Brittany was often anonymous. We do not know who authored the Chronicon Namnetense and the Chronicon Briocense. However, a number of medieval Breton historians did create fairly elaborate authorial personae for themselves. Such is the case with Guillaume de Saint-André, whose name appears in an acrostic at the end of his Libvre du bon Jehan, duc de Bretaigne, and Pierre le Baud, author of a Compillation des cronicques et ystoires des Bretons. This chapter focuses on the authorial images of late medieval Breton historians, with particular emphasis on Saint-André, Le Baud and Bouchart.

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The Medieval Chronicle 15

Essays in Honour of Erik Kooper

Series:  The Medieval Chronicle, Volume: 15

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