Chronicles and historiography: the interrelationship of fact and fiction

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Notwithstanding the great progress in medieval historiography during the last century, a conceptual and methodological basis in regard to the analysis of narrative sources is still missing. This paper indicates some of the challenges posed by fourteenth-century chronicles while focusing on contemporary testimonies about Clement V, pope between 1305 and 1314. Discussion of the different testimonies allows drawing some conclusions and paves the way for a new approach to medieval narrative sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-345
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Medieval History
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Chronicles
  • Clement V
  • Fourteenth century
  • Historiography
  • Papacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History


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