What is gesta?

Some articles on gesta:

Gesta Herewardi - Compilation History
... What is known of the Gesta Herewardi's earlier history comes from its prologue, according to which the original text was written in Old English by Leofric, a priest of Hereward's household, who became one of ... badly damaged, though not destroyed the author of the Gesta Herewardi had been instructed by his superior to seek out the remains of Leofric's work and to ... It has been argued that the author of Gesta Herewardi was Richard of Ely, and that his superior was Bishop Hervey of Ely, who held that office from 1109 to 1131 ...
Liber Eliensis - Sources
... with Bede's De temporum ratione, the Chronicon ex chronicis, and William of Poitiers' Gesta Guillelmi II ducis Normannorum ... Ripon's Vita Sancti Wilfrithi, William of Malmesbury's Gesta pontificum Anglorum, a list of the kings of Wessex, the Old English poem The Battle of Maldon, and a number ... Modern historians have identified it with the Gesta Herwardi known from a 13th-century manuscript ...
Christiern Pedersen - Gesta Danorum
... He wanted to re-publish the huge 300-year-old chronicle of Denmark, Gesta Danorum, written by Saxo Grammaticus, but he did not know the location of the original manuscript ... grown to more than just a professional one, they published this new work-over of Gesta Danorum, titled Danorum Regum heroumque Historiae, 15 May 1514, in Paris ... the oldest known complete copy of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum ...
Gesta Principum Polonorum
... The Gesta principum Polonorum (English Deeds of the Princes of the Poles) is a medieval gesta, or deeds narrative, concerned with Duke Bolesław III Wrymouth, his ancestors, and the Polish ...
Gesta Tancredi
... Gesta Tancredi in expeditione Hierosolymitana ("The Deeds of Tancred in the Crusade"), usually called simply Gesta Tancredi, is a prosimetric history ... Though Gesta Tancredi depends to a great degree on eyewitness accounts, it was commenced after the death of Tancred (11 December 1112), supposedly in order to avoid possible ... Gesta Tancredi, justified by Ralph's former intimacy with Bohemond and Tancred, focuses on the careers of the two men it is dedicated to Arnulf ...