Ami and Amile: A Medieval Tale of Friendship, Translated from the Old French

Ami and Amile: A Medieval Tale of Friendship, Translated from the Old French

by Samuel N. Rosenberg, Samuel Danon
     
 

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This prose translation of the medieval French verse narrative Ami et Amile recounts the legendary friendship of two valiant knights who serve Charlemagne, face together the hatred of an archetypal villain, confront the daunting challenges of women and love, and accept extraordinary sacrifices for each other's sake.

The compelling translation by Samuel N. Rosenberg

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This prose translation of the medieval French verse narrative Ami et Amile recounts the legendary friendship of two valiant knights who serve Charlemagne, face together the hatred of an archetypal villain, confront the daunting challenges of women and love, and accept extraordinary sacrifices for each other's sake.

The compelling translation by Samuel N. Rosenberg and Samuel Danon is accompanied by an introduction on the background, genre, and general sense of the tale. The volume also includes an afterword by David Konstan, which examines the medieval work's concept of friendship within a perspective extending back to classical antiquity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472096473
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Series:
Stylus: Studies in Medieval Culture Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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