Mateusz Fafinski and Jakob Riemenschneider (Eds.)
The Past Through Narratology
New Approaches to Late Antiquity and the Early Middle AgesDas Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte
„The Past through Narratology“ proposes a fresh approach to various types of texts from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Starting from a broad definition of what a text can be – ranging from hagiographic narratives and maps to archaeological remains – this book proposes narrativity and narratology as frameworks for exploring sources and exchanging opinions. The various contributions in this volume investigate how late antique and early medieval authors and movements used narrative as a vehicle for their ideas and how they operated in literarised spaces. At the same time, this book also examines how we as researchers construct narratives about our periods of study.
Mateusz Fafinski is a lecturer in History at the Freie Universität Berlin. He works on the adaptations in the post-Roman worlds, early medieval Latin manuscripts, early monasticism, as well as the role of urban space in early medieval societies.
Jakob Riemenschneider is a research associate at the University of Innsbruck. His research interests include historiography of late antiquity, literary strategies in Procopius, identity and ethnicity as well as early monasticism.