This is the first in a set of three volumes making available for the first time critical editions and translations of important medieval Arthurian texts from Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Devoted to the Tristan legend. It contains Geitarlauf and Janual, Old Norse translations of the French lais Lanval and Chevrefeuil; Tristrams saga ok Isöndar, Brother Thomas's Old Norse translation of Thomas's Tristan, dated 1226 and commissioned by King Hákon Hákonarson the Old of Norway; "Tristrams kvædi", a fourteenth-century Icelandic "Tristan" ballad; and the Saga af Tristram ok Isodd, a fourteenth-century Icelandic version of the Old Norse Tristrams saga ok Isöndar.
The translators are: ROBERT COOK, PETER JORGENSEN, JOYCE HILL, MARIANNE E. KALINKE.
Professor MARIANNE KALINKE teaches in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A welcome resource... Validates its texts as a significant corpus of Arthuriana and will appeal to a wide readership of medievalists. SAGA-BOOK OF THE VIKING SOCIETY
A major contribution, not only to the Old Norse field, but to the broader world of medieval literature and culture... will endure for years to come. SPECULUM
Those responsible for bringing out this series have performed a service to readers, showing how mediaeval Scandinavia dealt with the matter of Britain. SCANDINAVICA
Provide access to some of the most important Norse versions of French Arthurian narrative ... a very valuable service... will make this corpus of Arthurian literature better known to a non-specialist readership. SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
First Published: 16 Aug 2012
13 Digit ISBN: 9781843843054
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Series: Arthurian Archives
Subject: Medieval Literature
BIC Class: DSBB
Details updated on 21 May 2013