The “British” History of William Camden
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The “British” History of William Camden
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S207987840001396-4-1
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10.18254/S0001396-4-1
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William Camden’s “Britannia” was widely recognized attempt to picture the British national history in a large-scale historical retrospective. Analyzing mechanisms which form and organize Camden’s narrative, the author shows how far exceeds its original concept and how myth is entwined with a real history. Binarity of narration in “Britannia” resulted from two methods of story-telling which lay behind its structural composition. The first one – almost chronological — defines a sequence of events which pictured vividly political and ethnic components of national history in its metaphrasticly universal sense. The second one — almost chorographical — enlarged horizontally spread ethnical and political history with its locally orientated dimension.
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Early Modern English history writing, William Camden, “Britannia”
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12.04.2016
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14.05.2016
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