Italian Literature I

Italian Literature I

Tristano Panciatichiano

Translated by Gloria Allaire

Edited by Gloria Allaire

Hardback
$99.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

The Arthurian Archives series of texts and editions in translation, edited by Norris J. Lacy, makes a start on Italian Arthurian material, with a 14c Tristan text.
This is the first critical edition with English translation of the prose compilation Tristano panciatichiano, preserved in a unique manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale of Florence (MS Panc. 33); it is the first time the Italian text has been published in its entirety in any form. Assembled by the mid-fourteenth century, the manuscript is an original compilation in Italian based on several French models: the Queste del San Graal, Joseph d'Arimathie, the Mort Artu, and notably, the Roman de Tristan en prose. While the edition itself will be of great interest, the translation into English is a major opportunity for Arthurians and other medievalists, and furnishes important new evidence for the study of Arthurian material in Italy. Apparatus includes a finding list of Arthurian manuscripts produced, owned or read by Italians; a select bibliography; and an index of proper names found in the narrative.

Details

January 2002
764 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Archives
ISBN: 9780859916455
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DST, 2ADT, 3H, 4P
BISAC LIT011000
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Gloria Allaire continues to expand our knowledge of late-medieval Italian literature through her study and translation of vernacular chivalric texts. (...) This is an important resource for students of medieval Italian literature and for other scholars studying the Arthurian tradition. SPECULUM

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