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The historian pieced together the story of the battle from different sources in the original Spanish and Portuguese manuscripts and the accounts of Portuguese chronicler Gaspar Correa, who came to the Philippines with another Spanish expedition four years after Magellan died.
We do recognise nowadays that chroniclers frequently wrote even distant history in such a way as to reflect on their own present.
But other chroniclers noted marvelous events that seemed to have no moral point.
Rut Blees Luxemburg is, in some sense, the essential contemporary chronicler of an East London bathed in yellow fluorescent light.
Neither does the district fit the known topography of the battle site nor can any of the other variant names given to the battlefield by medieval chroniclers be identified in the locality.
For contemporary viewers, the young Shore serves to connect visionaries of the street like Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand with raffish, fashion-conscious chroniclers of tribes like Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Far from producing one of those mindless, hyped-up accounts of battle and death beloved by most chroniclers of war, Robinson takes the reader into the minds and mindset of several warriors from the 1960s to the present, following the corps from training camp through a succession of the world's hotspots.
She finds that three marriage stories were particularly fascinating to the chroniclers of the time: that of Richard II of England to Isabelle of France, the two successive marriages of Jacqueline of Bavaria (first to John of Brabant and then while John was still living, to Humphrey, duke of Gloucester), and that of Henry V of England to Catherine of France.
She was 'a far more extraordinary person than the chroniclers ever hint at .
Early Christian chroniclers were understandably struck by the coincidence that Christ was born in the reign of Rome's first emperor.
After Ramon Pane comes Las Casas, Fernandez de Oviedo, Bernal, Carvajal, Cabeza de Vaca, Sahagun, Zorita, Jorge Juan, Ulloa, Ruiz, Pavon, Mutis and Malaspina in the Philippines, among other missionaries and chroniclers who collected valuable information on native customs, beliefs and ceremonies as well as information on the region's geography and its fauna and flora.
Quinn describes her project as "discovering the chroniclers' models, outlining the conventions of historical writing to which they adhered, isolating examples of imitative writing, and reaching conclusions about the ideological concerns of the chroniclers by analyzing the rewriting that took place," through the study of selected texts (p.