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Medieval History and Discourse

Toward a Topography of Textuality

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Milada Buda

Medieval History and Discourse attempts to situate the genesis of early vernacular prose in the generic and linguistic topography of medieval history. It explores the epistemic aspects of historical transmission in the Latin chronicle, the epic, the octosyllabic narrative as a pretext for the emergence of vernacular prose. Aside from epistemic change, the appearance of the vernacular prose chronicle defines an important textual landmark.