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Urban Panegyric and the Transformation of the Medieval City, 1100-1300

Paul Oldfield

Abstract

This study offers the first extensive analysis of the function and significance of urban panegyric in the Central Middle Ages, a flexible literary genre which enjoyed a marked and renewed popularity in the period 1100 to 1300. In doing so, it connects the production of urban panegyric to major underlying transformations in the medieval city and explores praise of cities primarily in England, Flanders, France, Germany, Iberia, and Italy (including the South and Sicily). The study demonstrates how laudatory ideas on the city appeared in extremely diverse textual formats which had the potential t ... More

Keywords: city, panegyric, identity, urbanization, civic pride

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198717737.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Oldfield, author
Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Manchester