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305 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1920
If you peel away the layer of ideas and conceptions that are particular to your own time period, then you can step right into the Middle Ages and see life from the medieval point of view -- and it will coincide with your own view. And if you try to reproduce precisely what you have seen, the narrative form will follow automatically. Then you will write as a contemporary.This is where Undset excels. She herself is a convert to Catholicism, which helps her understand the role of the Church in that time and place.