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Authoring the PastHistory, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia$
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Jaume Aurell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226032320

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.001.0001

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The Shift in Historical Genres

The Shift in Historical Genres

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(p.111) 6 The Shift in Historical Genres
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Authoring the Past
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0007

This chapter, which explores the contrast between the schematic and chronological annals and the genealogical Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium, investigates how Gesta Comitum functions as the creative model that inspired the histories of Catalonia from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. The Gesta Comitum's genealogical rather than chronological structure has fascinated historians and symbolic anthropologists, who analyze the articulations of human experience by using spatial metaphors rather than the coordinates of time. Its later versions were contemporaneous with a new genre in medieval Catalonia: narrative chronicles. The text also considers the materials that consolidated the establishment of the counties which sprang from the dissolution of central power beginning in the eleventh century. The stories told in the Gesta covered about three centuries.

Keywords:   narrative chronicles, Gesta comitum Barcinonensium, Catalonia, schematic annals, chronological annals

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