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Writing Medieval Biography, 750–1250: Essays in Honour of Professor Frank Barlow

Is biography still a legitimate activity for professional historians in the twenty-first century? In contrast to many of the newer approaches towards the past, biography smacks of a very traditional top-down, mostly man-centred, approach. Medieval biographers face the particular problem of relatively restricted source material which led K. B. McFarlane to the view that theirContinue reading “Writing Medieval Biography, 750–1250: Essays in Honour of Professor Frank Barlow”