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Book Roman de Brut

    Book Details:
  • Author : Wace
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • ISBN : 1776535278
  • Pages : 150 pages

Download or read book Roman de Brut written by Wace and published by The Floating Press. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The poet Wace produced a remarkable epic poem known as "Roman de Brut" in the 1100s. The poem combined a sweeping history of Britain, along with elements of Arthurian legend and folktales. This twentieth-century translation of Wace's poem provides historical context for the work, as well as a prose rendering that is accessible to modern-day readers.

Book Arthurian Chronicles  Roman de Brut

Download or read book Arthurian Chronicles Roman de Brut written by Wace and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Brut' or 'Roman de Brut' by the poet Wace is a loose and expanded translation in almost 15,000 lines of the Norman-French verse of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin History of the Kings of Britain. Its genre is equivocal, being more than a chronicle but not quite a fully-fledged romance.The book narrates a largely fictional version of Britain's story from its settlement by Brutus, a refugee from Troy, who gives the poem its name, through a thousand years of pseudohistory, including the story of king Leir, up to the Roman conquest, the introduction of Christianity, and the legends of sub-Roman Britain, ending with the reign of the 7th-century king Cadwallader. Especially prominent is its account of the life of King Arthur, the first in any vernacular language, which instigated and influenced a whole school of French Arthurian romances dealing with the Round Table – here making its first appearance in literature – and with the adventures of its various knights.

Book Roman de Brut

    Book Details:
  • Author : Wace
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 424 pages

Download or read book Roman de Brut written by Wace and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translation of the first extant vernacular 'history' of Britain by the Norman-French cleric Wace, which in turn, was a translation of the Latin prose of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain (c.1138). Part fact, and part fiction, it traces the history of Britain from Brutus to the Anglo-Saxons.

Book Le Roman de Brut

Download or read book Le Roman de Brut written by Wace and published by Mrts. This book was released on 2005 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Companion to Wace

Download or read book A Companion to Wace written by Françoise Hazel Marie Le Saux and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2005 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Guide to the works of the twelfth-century chronicler Wace, setting him in historical and cultural context"--Provided by publisher.

Book The Romance of Arthur

Download or read book The Romance of Arthur written by Norris J. Lacy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-17 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key authors such as Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas of Britain, as well as Arthurian texts by women and more obscure sources for Arthurian romance extensive coverage of key themes and characters in the tradition a wide geographical range of texts including translations from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian sources a broad chronological range of texts, encompassing nearly a thousand years of Arthurian romance. Norris J. Lacy builds on the book’s source material, presenting readers with a clear introduction to many accessible modern-spelling versions of Arthurian texts. The extracts are presented in a new reader-friendly format with detailed suggestions for further reading and illustrations of key places, figures, and scenes. The Romance of Arthur provides an excellent introduction and an extensive resource for both students and scholars of Arthurian literature.

Book Arthurian Chronicles

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  • Author : Wace
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2011-05-11
  • ISBN : 9781461168324
  • Pages : 122 pages

Download or read book Arthurian Chronicles written by Wace and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2011-05-11 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roman de Brut Roman de Brut (c. 1155) was based on the Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth. It cannot be regarded as a history in any modern sense, although Wace often distinguishes between what he knows and what he does not know, or has been unable to find out. Wace narrates the founding of Britain by Brutus of Troy to the end of the legendary British history created by Geoffrey of Monmouth. The popularity of this work is explained by the new accessibility to a wider public of the Arthur legend in a vernacular language. In the midst of the Arthurian section of the text, Wace was the first to mention the legend of King Arthur's Round Table and the first to ascribe the name Excalibur to Arthur's sword, although on the whole he adds only minor details to Geoffrey's text. The Roman de Brut became the basis, in turn, for Layamon's Brut, an alliterative Middle English poem, and Piers Langtoft's Chronicle. Historian Matthew Bennett, in an article entitled "Wace and warfare," has pointed out that Wace clearly had a good understanding of contemporary warfare, and that the details of military operations he invents to flesh out his accounts of pseudo-historical conflicts can therefore be of value in understanding the generalities of warfare in Wace's own time.

Book Sources of the Roman de Brut of Wace

Download or read book Sources of the Roman de Brut of Wace written by Margaret Evah Houck and published by . This book was released on 1941 with total page 2 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book King Arthur

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  • Author : Richard Barber
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • Release : 1986
  • ISBN : 9780851152547
  • Pages : 246 pages

Download or read book King Arthur written by Richard Barber and published by Boydell Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.

Book The Normans in Their Histories

Download or read book The Normans in Their Histories written by Emily Albu and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2001 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The heirs of these pagan Northmen contrived a brilliant transformation of themselves into Christian warriors, and went on to conquer England, southern Italy and Sicily, and even distant Antioch, in the process carving out a formidable reputation throughout Western Europe and the Mediterranean.".

Book The Historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth  First variant version   a critical edition

Download or read book The Historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth First variant version a critical edition written by Geoffrey (of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph) and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 1985 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A critical edition based on the eight known First Variant manuscripts, the prime source of Wace's Roman de Brut. Geoffrey's `history' of the British from their first colonisation of the island under Brutus to the late 7th century AD was one of the most influential works of the 12th century, and introduced to a wider audience central figures in English literature, including King Arthur and King Lear. `Wright's long introduction is a model of meticulousness and thoroughness...a fine study and edition...In a previous review I called Wright's edition of the vulgate text ``an auspicious beginning'' to a series that promised to become the standard scholarly treatment of Geoffrey's Historia...That promise is being kept.' Lister M. Matheson, SPECULUM April 1991 A critical edition based on the eight known First Variant manuscripts, the prime source of Wace's Roman de Brut. Geoffrey's `history' of theBritish from thier first colonisation of the island under Brutus to the late 7th century AD was one of the most influential works of the 12th century, and introduced to a wider audience central figures in English literature, including King Arthur and King Lear.

Book The Legacy of Chr  tien de Troyes  Chr  tien et ses contemporains

Download or read book The Legacy of Chr tien de Troyes Chr tien et ses contemporains written by Norris J. Lacy and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1987 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Notes and Queries

Download or read book Notes and Queries written by and published by . This book was released on 1870 with total page 756 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Literary Variety and the Writing of History in Britain s Long Twelfth Century

Download or read book Literary Variety and the Writing of History in Britain s Long Twelfth Century written by Jacqueline M. Burek and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2023-01-10 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Histories of Britain composed during the "twelfth-century renaissance" display a remarkable amount of literary variety (Latin varietas). Furthermore, British historians writing after the Norman Conquest often draw attention to the differing forms of their texts. But why would historians of this period associate literary variety with the work of history-writing? Drawing on theories of literary variety found in classical and medieval rhetoric, this book traces how British writers came to believe that varietas could help them construct comprehensive, continuous accounts of Britain's past. It shows how Latin prose historians, such as William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon, and Geoffrey of Monmouth, filled their texts with a diverse array of literary forms, which they carefully selected and ordered in accordance with their broader historiographical aims. The pronounced literary variety of these influential histories inspired some Middle English verse chroniclers, including Laȝamon and Robert Mannyng, to adopt similar principles in their vernacular poetry. By uncovering the rhetorical and historiographical theories beneath their literary variety, this book provides a new framework for interpreting the stylistic and organizational choices of medieval historians.

Book Arthurian Studies in Honour of P J C  Field

Download or read book Arthurian Studies in Honour of P J C Field written by P. J. C. Field and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2004 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies range over the whole field of Arthurian literature, in Europe and North America, with special focus on Malory and Morte Darthur.

Book  De Sens Rassis

Download or read book De Sens Rassis written by Keith Busby and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2005 with total page 786 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These articles are mainly concerned with medieval French literature, particularly those areas in which the honorand of the volume, Rupert T. Pickens, has distinguished himself: Old French Arthurian romance, Marie de France, chanson de geste, later poetry (including Villon), and the Occitan troubadour lyric. Among the contributors are some of the most significant scholars from the U.S.A., Canada, France, Switzerland, and the U.K. working in Old French studies today. The volume will be of interest to specialists in Old French, Occitan, and medieval literature generally. Some of the articles deal with relatively unknown works, and all are informed by current developments in medieval literary studies