23.4 x 15.6 cm
Two Medieval Outlaws
Eustace the Monk and Fouke Fitz Waryn
Alongside the historical discussion of the lives of the protagonists of the two romances, Glyn Burgess reveals the multiple layers of the romances themselves: historically verifiable facts, information which cannot be proved but rings true, and a wide range of material which is manifestly imaginary, containing stock motifs also found in other romances of the period. His bringing to life of two forgotten outlaws is a fascinating context for his spirited translation of the romances.
GLYN S. BURGESS is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Liverpool.
"Praise for the original hardback edition:" .
"Two major medieval outlaws, and the nature of their outlawry, become more clearly visible through Burgess's most welcome volume which ... stimulates more work on outlaw themes from the middle ages." MEDIUM AEVUM
"Undoubtedly succeeds in its aim of making two important legendary lives accessible to English-speaking medievalists." ANGLIA
"An interesting and informative work, as well as a hugely enjoyable read." FRENCH STUDIES
£19.99 / $25.95
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