Norse Romance I

Norse Romance I

The Tristan Legend

Edited by Marianne E. Kalinke

Paperback
$45.00
Hardback
$99.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Bilingual editions of the Scandinavian versions of the Tristan legend, themselves derived from Old French originals.
This three-volume set of editions and translations celebrates the literary and cultural connections between the Nordic countries and France that helped to bring Tristan and the Arthurian romances northward... thus the entire set of texts can be read as a study in Norse literary patronage, of literary renewal and transformation... A major contribution, not only to the Old Norse field, but to the broader world of medieval literature and culture. Norse Romance will endure for years to come. SPECULUM Norse Romances comprises a three-volume set, making available for the first time critical editions and translations of important medieval Arthurian texts from Iceland, Norway and Sweden, under the general editorship of Marianne Kalinke. This volume is 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 translationof 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.

Details

306 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Archives
Paperback, 9781843843054, August 2012
Hardback, 9780859915526, September 1999
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC HIS010000
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Table of Contents

Geitarlauf, Janual, and Tristrams kvaedi - Robert Cook
The Saga of Tristram and Isodd - Joyce Hill
Tristrams saga ok Isondar; Saga af Tristram ok Isodd - Peter Jorgensen

Reviews

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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