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Source Exercise 3: The Medieval Universe 2

A) Try to work out an answer, however tentative, to each of the following:

  • From what sort of work might this passage have been extracted?
  • What sort of person might have written it?
  • Who and what might it have been written for?
  • Is there any evidence that the writer was directly connected with the events described? If so, how might that affect the way we read this account?
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