Lazamon's Brut and Norman-Angevin Histiography

Lazamon's Brut and Norman-Angevin Histiography

by Kenneth J. Tiller
     
 

Layomon's Brut is a twelfth-century historical poem that includes the first account of King Arthur in English. Kenneth Tiller argues that Layamon uses the history of the ancient Britons to inspire the post-Conquest Anglo-Saxons to resist the suppression and marginalization of their language and to take an active role in writing English

Overview

Layomon's Brut is a twelfth-century historical poem that includes the first account of King Arthur in English. Kenneth Tiller argues that Layamon uses the history of the ancient Britons to inspire the post-Conquest Anglo-Saxons to resist the suppression and marginalization of their language and to take an active role in writing English history.
 
Presenting history in the context of post-colonial translation theory, Tiller argues for a centrol role for the figure of King Arthur in the development of English history and historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708319024
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Series:
University of Wales Press - Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth J. Tiller is associate professor of English at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on Arthurian literature.

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