Style and history in La Conquete de Constantinople : a descriptive study

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Alice Raye Moore (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James Atkinson

Abstract: It is the purpose of this study to examine certain stylistic features of the medieval French chronicle of Robert de Clari, La Conquête de Constantinople, and to provide necessary biographical data concerning the author and historical information pertaining to the period of history which the chronicle describes. Despite the early state of development of the French language, it was found that the chronicle exhibited a conscious application of rudimentary stylistic devices, such as dialogue and narrative effectively employed, the use of the digression as a stylistic device, and varied methods of description. Philippe Lauer's edition of La Conquête de Constantinople prepared for the Classiques Français du Moyen Age Series, was the basis of the study. An outline of the chronicle has been included which contains notes of an historical nature to clarify certain inaccuracies within the work. Maps illustrating the route of the Fourth Crusade and a plan of the city of Constantinople in 1204, date of the Fourth Crusade, have been included in an appendix.

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Language: English
Date: 1973
Clari, Robert de, $d 12th/13th cent. $x Criticism and interpretation
Clari, Robert de, $d 12th/13th cent. $t Conque^te de Constantinople

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