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William of Malmesbury as a Cantor-Historian. / Hayward, Paul Antony.

Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500. ed. / Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis; Andrew B. Kraebel; Margot E. Fassler. Woodbridge : York Medieval Press, 2017. p. 222–239 12 (Writing History in the Middle Ages).

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Hayward, PA 2017, William of Malmesbury as a Cantor-Historian. in KA-M Bugyis, AB Kraebel & ME Fassler (eds), Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500., 12, Writing History in the Middle Ages, York Medieval Press, Woodbridge, pp. 222–239.

APA

Hayward, P. A. (2017). William of Malmesbury as a Cantor-Historian. In K. A-M. Bugyis, A. B. Kraebel, & M. E. Fassler (Eds.), Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500 (pp. 222–239). [12] (Writing History in the Middle Ages). Woodbridge: York Medieval Press.

Vancouver

Hayward PA. William of Malmesbury as a Cantor-Historian. In Bugyis KA-M, Kraebel AB, Fassler ME, editors, Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500. Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. 2017. p. 222–239. 12. (Writing History in the Middle Ages).

Author

Hayward, Paul Antony. / William of Malmesbury as a Cantor-Historian. Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500. editor / Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis ; Andrew B. Kraebel ; Margot E. Fassler. Woodbridge : York Medieval Press, 2017. pp. 222–239 (Writing History in the Middle Ages).

Bibtex

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abstract = "Though Robert of Cricklade described William of Malmesbury as a cantor, his exercise of this office hardly figures in the autobiographical passages that pepper the histories for which he is best known—that is, Gesta regum Anglorum, Gesta pontificum Anglorum, and Historia nouella. If their prefaces are to be believed it was a personal predilection for history rather his profession as a monk that drove his efforts as an historian. Though the veracity of this self-representation is doubtful, the latinity and pseudo-classical character of these works would seem to suggest that his activities as a cantor had scarcely any impact on their composition. Yet there are, on the other hand, grounds for thinking that his exercise of this office informed other compositions such as Explanatio Lamentationum Ieremiae, Abbreuiatio Amalarii, and the lost of books of annals. This essay explores the significance of these complexities for our understanding of the ways in which being a cantor helped to shape the writing of history in the Middle Ages.",
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