A New Reading of Caffaro Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Morgan, Daniel
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History
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  • This thesis analyzes the narrative structure and tropes of the De liberatione civitatum orientis by Caffaro di Rustico da Caschifellone. The goal of this project is threefold: first, to provide a closer reading of Caffaro's text than has previously been offered; second, to critique an historiographical paradigm that ineffectually categorizes and mediates narrative source materials for the First Crusade; and third, to gesture towards a potential methodological solution offered by the tools of narratology and the theoretical language of the linguistic turn. Through a consideration of how key narratological elements in this text functioned to create meaning, Caffaro's text is then placed in conversation with other First Crusade sources. A fuller understanding of Caffaro's narrative is possible only when it is considered alongside these other sources and as part of a larger crusade metanarrative.
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  • Cassen, Flora
  • Bull, Marcus
  • Whalen, Brett
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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