Shorter Scottish Medieval Romances (BOK)

Rhiannon Purdie

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The four romances in this collection have been unjustly neglected. Indeed, Florimond, King Orphius and Sir Colling were entirely unknown to modern audiences - despite some late-medieval references to the first two - until fragmentary copies were unearthed in the National Archives of Scotland in the 1970s: all three are researched and fully edited for the first time here. King Orphius, closely and significantly related to the famous Middle English romance Sir Orfeo, is supplemented here with the Laing fragment discovered by the present editor in 2010. Roswall and Lillian survives in later prints and was a favourite text of Sir Walter Scott's - he owned at least three copies of it - but it has not been edited since the nineteenth century. Each text is supplied with comprehensive explanatory notes and an introduction, including full discussion of extant witnesses and circulation history; linguistic and other evidence for date and provenance; literary context; analogues and influences. There is a combined glossary, and an Appendix presents the text of the English Percy Folio ballad "Sir Cawline" as derived from the Scots Sir Colling. Dr Rhiannon Purdie is Senior Lecturer in Medieval English, University of St Andrews.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Rhiannon Purdie
Boydell Press
ISBN 9781897976364
Antall sider 302 Dimensjoner 14,7cm x 22,2cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 491 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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