Norse Romance I
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306 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Arthurian Archives

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Norse Romance I

The Tristan Legend

Edited by Marianne Kalinke

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Text with facing translation of the Scandinavian versions of the Tristan legend.
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

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9781843843054

August 2012

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9780859915526

September 1999

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Title Details

306 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Arthurian Archives

Imprint: D.S.Brewer