Writing the lives of people and things, ad 500-1700 : a multi-disciplinary future for biography /

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Smith, Robert F. W. (Editor), Watson, Gemma L. (Editor)
Corporate Author: EBSCOhost
Format: eBook
Published: Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2016]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Robert F.W. Smith and Gemma L. Watson
  • Part I. Rescuing forgotten lives
  • The (truncated) life of Alice de Solers Rufus née de Huntingfield: a Medieval hostage, wife and widow / Katherine Weikert
  • Writing the lives of legal writers: the use of prosopography in Medieval legal history / Kitrina Bevan
  • The scandalous life of a puritan divine: John Harmar and Winchester College, 1569-1613 / Robert F.W. Smith
  • Part II. The lives of objects and their owners
  • The lives and deaths of people and things: biographical approaches to dress in early Anglo-Saxon England / Toby F. Martin
  • Roger Machado: a life in objects / Gemma L. Watson
  • Mary Beale (1633-1699) and her objects of affection / Helen Draper
  • "Look here upon this picture": how Hamlet reads portraits as biographical texts / Yolana Wassersug
  • Part III. The life of the book
  • Textual criticism, biography and the case of William White, printer / Natalie C. Aldred
  • Scriptural truths? Calvinist internationalism and military professionalism in the bible of Philip Skippon / Ismini Pells
  • Books and their lives: collection, biography and the Petworth House plays / Maria Kirk
  • Part IV. Communities and individuals
  • Real and ideal biographies in Medieval parish church building / Gabriel Byng
  • Writing community: the opportunities and challenges of group biography in the case of Wilton Abbey / Kathryn Maude
  • Part V. Representing lives
  • Hagiography as biography, biography as "history": Medieval and modern uses of the thirteenth-century vitae of Clare of Assisi / Kirsty Day
  • Functions of anchoritic spaces and the implications of omission in Julian of Norwich's "Revelations of divine love" / Justin M. Byron-Davies.