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Title An Anglo-Norman reader / Jane Bliss.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-394) and indexes.
Language Texts in Anglo-Norman with English translation; introduction and editorial matter in English.
Contents Acknowledgements & Notes -- Copyright Acknowledgements -- Note for Ebook Editions -- Abbreviations -- Bible Books -- Introduction. Selection of Texts ; Principal Themes and Topics ; Treatment of Texts -- Story. History. Wace's Roman de Rou ; Description of England ; The French Chronicle of London ; Des Grantz Geanz -- Romance. Roman de Thèbes (Amphiarax) ; Protheselaus ; Le Roman deFergus ; Le Roman du reisYder ; The Anglo-Norman Folie Tristan -- Short Stories. TristanRossignol ; Two Fabliaux ; LeRoi d'Angleterre et le Jongleur d'Ely -- An Anglo-Norman Miscellany. Satirical, Social, and Moral. Le Roman des Franceis, by André de Coutances ; L'Apprise de Nurture -- Grammar and Glosses. LaManiere de Langage -- Letters. Maud Mortimer's letters to the King ; Christine de Pisan's letter to Isabelle of Bavaria -- Doctors, Lawyers, and Writers. A MedicalCompendium ; Legal Texts ; 'En autre ovre' (Prologues) -- Religious Writings. Biblical and Apocryphal. Proverbes de Salemon (chapter 7) ; TheCreation, by Herman de Valenciennes -- Hagiography. La Vie d'Edouard le Confesseur, by a Nun of Barking ; La Vie SeinteAudree, by Marie ; The Life of St. Catherine, by Clemence -- Homiletic. Maurice de Sully: Credo and Pater Noster ; Sermon onJoshua ; Rossignos ; Eight Deadly Sins, attributed to Robert Grosseteste ; Nicole Bozon, from Contes Moralisés, 128: Bad Company -- Appendix. 'Et pis y avait quat'e: enne histouaire de ma graond'mé', an adventure story -- Bibliography. Primary Texts ; Secondary Texts -- Indexes. Manuscripts ; Bible References ; General Index.
Summary "This book is an anthology with a difference. It presents a distinctive variety of Anglo-Norman works, beginning in the twelfth century and ending in the nineteenth, covering a broad range of genres and writers, introduced in a lively and thought-provoking way. Facing-page translations, into accessible and engaging modern English, are provided throughout, bringing these texts to life for a contemporary audience. The collection offers a selection of fascinating passages, and whole texts, many of which are not anthologised or translated anywhere else. It explores little-known byways of Arthurian legend and stories of real-life crime and punishment; women's voices tell history, write letters, berate pagans; advice is offered on how to win friends and influence people, how to cure people's ailments and how to keep clear of the law; and stories from the Bible are retold with commentary, together with guidance on prayer and confession. Each text is introduced and elucidated with notes and full references, and the material is divided into three main sections: Story (a variety of narrative forms), Miscellany (including letters, law and medicine, and other non-fiction), and Religious (saints' lives, sermons, Bible commentary, and prayers). Passages in one genre have been chosen so as to reflect themes or stories that appear in another, so that the book can be enjoyed as a collection or used as a resource to dip into for selected texts. This anthology is essential reading for students and scholars of Anglo-Norman and medieval literature and culture. Wide-ranging and fully referenced, it can be used as a springboard for further study or relished in its own right by readers interested to discover Anglo-Norman literature that was written to amuse, instruct, entertain, or admonish medieval audiences."--Publisher's website.
Subject Anglo-Norman literature -- History and criticism.
Anglo-Norman literature -- Translations into English.
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Translation and interpretation.
Literary studies: classical, early and medieval.
Anglo-Norman literature. (OCoLC)fst00808974
Indexed Term hagiography.
grammar and glosses.
medieval culture.
anglo-norman literature.
english translation.
short stories.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Added Author Bliss, Jane, editor, writer of introduction, translator.
Open Book Publishers, publisher.
ISBN 9781783743155 (electronic bk.)
1783743158 (electronic bk.)
9781783743148 (Hardback)
Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0110 doi
UKMGB 018851471

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