Layamon's Arthur / Edition 2

Layamon's Arthur / Edition 2

by W.R.J Barron, S.C. Weinberg
     
 

Layamon's Brut is a landmark in English literature, the first major work in English after the Norman Conquest, and the precursor of a rich Arthurian literature, from Malory to Tennyson and on to our own time. This edition combines a fully-edited version of the original text with a close parallel prose translation, together with a lengthy Introduction, textual notes

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Layamon's Brut is a landmark in English literature, the first major work in English after the Norman Conquest, and the precursor of a rich Arthurian literature, from Malory to Tennyson and on to our own time. This edition combines a fully-edited version of the original text with a close parallel prose translation, together with a lengthy Introduction, textual notes and a full and up-to-date bibliography.Written c.1200-1220, the Brut develops the themes of its principal source, Robert Wace's Roman de Brut, itself a version of Geoffrey of Monmouth's bestseller, the Historia Regum Britanniae, in a metre and idiom reminiscent of Old English. It demonstrates the fundamental strength of a native culture which survived two centuries of French dominance to re-emerge as a fusion of a national tradition and continental influences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859896856
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
UEP - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Narrative Context
Layamon's Arthur: Text and Translation
List of Abbreviations
Textual Notes
Commentary
Bibliography
Editions, Translations and Selections of Layamon's Brut
Layamon's Sources and Other Chronicles
Literary, Linguistic and Background Studies

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