Fictions of Evidence: Witnessing, Literature, and Community in the Late Middle Ages

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Throughout the Middle Ages, witnessing was a crucial way religious and legal truths were understood and produced. Religious and secular officials alike harnessed the power of testimony to assert doctrinal, political, or legal responsibilities. Swearing an oath, testifying in court, and signing a deposition were common ways to shape and discipline both devotional and legal communities. In "Fictions of Evidence: Witnessing, Literature, and Community in the Late Middle Ages, " Jamie K. Taylor traces depictions of witnessing in ...

Fictions of Evidence: Witnessing, Literature, and Community in the Late Middle Ages 2013, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814212233

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