Old French Romances Done into English 1896

Old French Romances Done into English  1896

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834.

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473367166

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Old French Romances

Old French Romances

Author: HardPress

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1313421251

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Page: 214

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Prophet of Islam in Old French The Romance of Muhammad 1258 and The Book of Muhammad s Ladder 1264

The Prophet of Islam in Old French  The Romance of Muhammad  1258  and The Book of Muhammad s Ladder  1264

570-632) is the principal subject of only two Old French works, Alexandre du Pont's Romance of Muhammad (Li romans de Mahon) and the anonymous 1264 version of The Book of Muhammad's Ladder (Le livre de Veschiele Mahomet), ...

Author: Reginald Hyatte

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004247291

Category: History

Page: 215

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The Prophet of Islamin Old French gives the first English translation of the only Old French narratives that present comprehensive accounts of Muhammad's prophethood. The introduction discuses the propagandistic aims of these works directed at French lay readers and problems of literary and religious traditions.
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A Discourse for the Holy Grail in Old French Romance

A Discourse for the Holy Grail in Old French Romance

Gallica ISSN 1749-09 IX General Editor: Sarah Kay Gallica aims to provide a forum for the best current work in medieval French studies. Literary studies are particularly welcome and preference is given to works written in English, ...

Author: Ben Ramm

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: UOM:39015074277800

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Why should a supposedly Biblical relic lay down its literary roots in medieval French literature?
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Old French and Comparative Gallo Romance Syntax

Old French and Comparative Gallo Romance Syntax

bre1tcnrgerr sealers (P. Rogier 1.2} 'when the trees become covered with leaves', and Tohler lists a few Old French occurrences of a similarly used. flreff {AFW Ill 2322} T3. From 'v"L brncnfn Old French derives the invariable masculine ...

Author: Frede Jensen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110938166

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 601

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The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Gröber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance Studies. It covers the entire field of Romance linguistics, including the national languages as well as the lesser studied Romance languages. The editors welcome submissions of high-quality monographs and collected volumes on all areas of linguistic research, on medieval literature and on textual criticism. The publication languages of the series are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian as well as German and English. Each collected volume should be as uniform as possible in its contents and in the choice of languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Old French Romances Done Into English by William Morris

Old French Romances  Done Into English by William Morris

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290932654

Category:

Page: 214

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Pygmalion s Figure

Pygmalion s Figure

Author: Jean M. Dornbush

Publisher: French Forum Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015018945009

Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature.

Page: 151

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Categories: Civilization, Medieval, in literature.

Old French Romances

Old French Romances

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: PSU:000029825011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Fictions of Identity in Medieval France

Fictions of Identity in Medieval France

In this study of vernacular French narrative from the twelfth century through the later Middle Ages, first published in 2000, Donald Maddox considers the construction of identity in a wide range of fictions.

Author: Donald Maddox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139431866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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In this study of vernacular French narrative from the twelfth century through the later Middle Ages, first published in 2000, Donald Maddox considers the construction of identity in a wide range of fictions. He focuses on crucial encounters, widespread in medieval literature, in which characters are informed about fundamental aspects of their own circumstances and selfhood. These always arresting and highly significant moments of 'specular' encounter are examined in numerous Old and Middle French romances, hagiographic texts, epics and brief narratives. Maddox discloses the key role of identity in an original reading of the Lais of Marie de France as a unified collection, as well as in Arthurian literature, fictions of the courtly tryst, genealogies and medieval family romance. The study offers many new perspectives on the poetic and cultural implications of identity as an imaginary construct during the long formative period of French literature.
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Women Readers and the Ideology of Gender in Old French Verse Romance

Women Readers and the Ideology of Gender in Old French Verse Romance

This study challenges the view that all courtly literature promoted the social status of women.

Author: Roberta L. Krueger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052161936X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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This study challenges the view that all courtly literature promoted the social status of women. Unlike previous books which focused on knights, it starts from the perspective of the woman reader/listener. Using reader-response theory, feminist criticism and recent historical studies, it suggests that romances taught gender roles, often inviting readers to criticise and resist them.
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The Art of Medieval French Romance

The Art of Medieval French Romance

Uitti, Karl D. 1967: "The Old French Vie de Saint Alexis: Paradigm, Legend, Meaning." Romance Philology 20: 263-95. Uitti, Karl D. 1972: "Remarks on Old French Narrative: Courtly Love and Poetic Form." Romance Philology 26: 77-93; ...

Author: Douglas Kelly

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299131904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 471

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Douglas Kelly provides a comprehensive and historically valid analysis of the art of medieval French romance as the romancers themselves describe it. He focuses on well-known writers, such as Chrétien de Troyes and Marie de France, and also draws on a wide range of other sources—prose romances, non-Arthurian romances, thirteenth-century verse romances, and variant versions from the later Middle Ages. Kelly is the first scholar to present the “art” of medieval romance to a modern audience through the interventions and comments of medieval writers themselves. The book begins by examining the difficulties scholars perceive in medieval literature: problems such as source and intertextuality, structure in its manifold modern meanings, and character psychology and individuality. These issues frame Kelly’s identification and discussion of all the known authorial interventions on the art and craft of romance. Kelly’s careful reconstruction of the “art” of romance, based on the records left by the romancers themselves, will be an invaluable resource and guide for all medievalists.
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Orality and Performance in Early French Romance

Orality and Performance in Early French Romance

I am told that John Fleagle of Boston gives wonderful performances of Old French romances and other works , including Le Voyage de Saint Brendan , with harp accompaniment ; I look forward to seeing and hearing him .

Author: Evelyn Birge Vitz

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859915387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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This book proposes a fundamental revision of the history of early French romance, arguing that oral and performed traditions were far more important in the development of romance than scholars have recognised. It begins by dealing with issues of orality and literacy, and argues that the form in which romances were composed was not the invention of clerics but was, rather, an oral form. It shows how early versions of the Tristan story, by Béroul, Thomas and Marie de France, express the complex interplay between oral and written traditions, then goes on to focus in greater depth on Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Chrétien and the anonymous author of the Roman de Thèbes. The second part of the book looks at performance, showing that romances such as those of Chrétien invited voiced presentation; moreover, they were frequently recitd from memory, sung, and acted out in `dramatic' fashion. Romances can, and should, still be performed today. EVELYN BIRGE VITZis Professor of Frenchand Comparative Literature at New York University.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Old French Romances

Old French Romances

Yet it is curious that, practically, the same story as the Romance of the Violet is found among folk-songs in modern Greece and in Modern Scotland.

Author: William Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798687571951

Category:

Page: 86

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Book Excerpt: ...t a few folk-tales, and at least one folk-song. The Romance of the Violet, by Gerbert de Montruil, circa 1225, derives its name from the mother's mark of the heroine, which causes her husband to lose his bet. This was probably the source of Boccaccio's novel (ii. 9), from which Shakespeare's more immediately grew. The Gaelic version of this incident, collected by Campbell (The Chest, No. ii.), is clearly not of folk origin, but derived directly or indirectly from Boccaccio, in whom alone the Chest is found. Yet it is curious that, practically, the same story as the Romance of the Violet is found among folk-songs in modern Greece and in Modern Scotland. In Passow's collection of Romaic Folk Songs there is one entitled Maurianos and the King, which is in substance our story; and it is probably the existence of this folk-song which causes M. Gaston Paris to place our tale among the romances derived from Byzantium. Yet Motherwell in his Minstrelsy has a ballad entitled Reedisdale and Wise William, which has...
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Constructions of Childhood and Youth in Old French Narrative

Constructions of Childhood and Youth in Old French Narrative

Phyllis Gaffney's innovative book reveals contrast and change in the portrayal of childhood and youth by looking at vernacular French narratives composed between 1100 and 1220.

Author: Phyllis Gaffney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317161349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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What do we know of medieval childhood? Were boundaries always clear between childhood and young adulthood? Was medieval childhood gendered? Scholars have been debating such questions over half a century. Can evidence from imaginative literature test the conclusions of historians? Phyllis Gaffney's innovative book reveals contrast and change in the portrayal of childhood and youth by looking at vernacular French narratives composed between 1100 and 1220. Covering over sixty poems from two major genres - epic and romance - she traces a significant evolution. While early epics contain only a few stereotypical images of the child, later verse narratives display a range of arguably timeless motifs, as well as a growing awareness of the special characteristics of youth. Whereas juvenile epic heroes contribute to the adult agenda by displaying precocious strength and wisdom, romance children are on the receiving end, requiring guidance and education. Gaffney also profiles the intriguing phenomenon of enfances poems, singing the youthful deeds of established heroes: these 'prequels' combine epic and romance features in distinctive ways. Approaching the history of childhood and youth through the lens of literary genre, this study shows how imaginative texts can both shape and reflect the historical development and cultural construction of emotional values.
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Rewriting Resemblance in Medieval French Romance

Rewriting Resemblance in Medieval French Romance

4 ( 1990 ) 396–408 . Dornbush , Jean M. Pygmalion's Figure : Reading Old French Romance . Armstrong Monographs 5. Lexington , Kentucky : French Forum , 1990 . Dover , Carol . “ The Split - Shield Motif in the Old French Prose Lancelot .

Author: Paul Vincent Rockwell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815320353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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