Lanzelet / Edition 1

Lanzelet / Edition 1

by Ulrich von von Zatzikhoven, additional notes by Kenneth G.T. Webster, Thomas Kerth, Roger Sherman Loomis
     
 

ISBN-10: 023112869X

ISBN-13: 9780231128698

Pub. Date: 12/29/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Lanzelet, one of the first known versions of the Lancelot story, is a critical work in medieval literature. This Middle High German romance is a rendering of a lost French tale of Lancelot that likely predates Chrétien de Troyes's famous Lancelot or the Knight of the Cart. Ulrich von Zatzikhoven obtained a copy of the original book in 1194 and

Overview

Lanzelet, one of the first known versions of the Lancelot story, is a critical work in medieval literature. This Middle High German romance is a rendering of a lost French tale of Lancelot that likely predates Chrétien de Troyes's famous Lancelot or the Knight of the Cart. Ulrich von Zatzikhoven obtained a copy of the original book in 1194 and translated the work from French into German. Kenneth G.T. Webster made the first English translation in the 1930s, and Columbia University Press published it in 1951. Following Webster's death, the famed Arthurian scholar Roger Sherman Loomis made slight modifications to the text and expanded Webster's notes. Thomas Kerth's new translation, prepared with the highest accuracy and scholarly insight available to date, includes a new introduction and revised bibliography, notes from both Loomis and Webster, and a commentary reflecting the fifty years of scholarship on Lanzelet since the publication of Webster's translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231128698
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/29/2004
Series:
Records of Western Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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