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Book Title: Layamon's Brut: The Poem and Its Sources|
The author of the book: Françoise H.M. Le Saux
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.49 MB
ISBN 13: 9780859912822
Edition: Boydell & Brewer
Date of issue: November 12th 1989
Read full description of the books:A comprehensive and objective study of Layamon's sources is long overdue. As a first step Francoise le Saux investigates the English poet's handling of his main source, Wace's Roman de Brut, to determine what principles guided the composition of the English Brut. These established, she is able to distinguish between different sorts of variation from the Roman, thereby providing norms against which to gauge the probability of further, secondary sources. Additional sources are then identified, in the various fields suggested by the poem: historical; literary; and religious writings (or tales) in Welsh, English, Latin and French and perhaps even Scandinavian.
Read information about the authorProfessor Le Saux works on issues of translation and cultural adaptation in the medieval British Isles. She is currently collaborating with Professors Denis Hue (Rennes II) and Francoise Laurent (Clermont-Ferrand) on an edition and modern French translation of the hagiographical poems of the twelfth-century Norman historian-poet Wace. Her main ongoing research project is an exploration of the impact on medieval and early modern literature of the scientific revolution initiated by translations from the Arabic, in particular with regards to the treatment of narratives of artificial human generations.
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