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Literature as History / History as Literature

Fact and Fiction in Medieval to Eighteenth-Century British Literature


Sonja Fielitz

Contents: Sonja Fielitz: Introduction: Putting ‘Theorrhoea’ to the (Historical) Test – Erich Poppe: Literature as History / History as Literature: A View from Medieval Ireland – Monika Rener: The King Can Do Wrong: William of Malmesbury’s Gesta Regum Anglorum – Wolfram R. Keller/Astrid Lohöfer/Christian Pauls: What’s at Stake: Jeanne d’Arc between Historiography and Propaganda – Paul J.C.M. Franssen: The Life and Opinions of William Shakespeare, Gentleman: Biography between Fact and Fiction – Paul Edmondson: Richard II in History and Performance – Frauke Reitemeier: «Lesser than Macbeth, and greater»: A ‘Stuart Myth’ Case Study – Marga Munkelt/Beatrix Busse: Aspects of Governance in Shakespeare’s: Edward the Third: The Quest for Personal and Political Identity – Claudia Küster: Constructing Royal Identity in Tudor and Early Stuart Drama: Two Case Studies in Panegyric Literature – Martin Kuester: Of Israelites, Trojans, and Druids: Milton’s History of Britain between Mythology, Republican Historiography, and Postmodern Historiographic Metafiction – Claudia Fenske: Dryden’s The Conquest of Granada: Facts and Fiction – Patricia Plummer: Cruel Sultans, Fair Captives: The Influence of Richard Knolles’s Generall Historie of the Turkes (1603) on Eighteenth-Century English Drama – Jessika Wichner: Frederick Pilon’s Farce Aerostation, or, The Templar’s Stratagem: The Balloon Conquers the Skies and Literature – Sonja Fielitz: Factual and Fictional Newtons: The Construction of a British National Hero.