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Medieval Literature in Translation

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9780486415819

ISBN10:
0486415813
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Pub. Date:
4/17/2013
Publisher(s):
Dover Publications
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Summary

Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, masterfully translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Eliot Norton, C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Lord Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron, others. "No better anthology exists." Commonweal

Table of Contents

I. THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION

Apocryphal New Testament

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Life of St. Antony

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Confessions

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

Gregory the Great, Dialogues. Book II

Liturgy, Hymns, and Lyrics

II. IRISH LITERATURE

The Voyage of Bran

The Tragical Death of the Sons of Usnach

Lyrics and Short Pieces

III. OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE

Bede, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow

Beowulf

Lyrics and Selections

IV. ROMANESQUE LITERATURE

The Deeds of Charlemagne

Ekkehard I of St. Gall, Walter of Aquitaine

Hrotswith of Gandersheim, Paphnutius

Peter Abelard, My Story of Calamity

Romanesque Lyrics, Hymns and Sequences

V. ARTHURIAN LITRATURE

Geoffrey of Monmouth, Histories of the Kings of Britain

Wace, The Gestes of Athur

Marie de France, Sir Launfal

Gottfried von Strassburg, Tristan and Iseult

Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzival

VI. TEUTONIC LITERATURE

Snorri Sturluson, The Prose Edda

The Nibelungenlied

German Lyrics

VII. ROMANCE LITERATURE

The Song of Roland

The Cid

Aucassin and Nicolete

Our Lady’s Tumbler

Fabliaux

The Romance of the Rose

Marco Polo, The Book of Wonders

Jean Froissart, Chronicles of England, France, and Spain

Lyrics and Selections

Popular Ballads

VIII. DANTE

The New Life

The Illustrious Vernacular

Single Government

The Comedy

Dante’s Circle

IX. LATE LATIN LITERATURE

Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend

Hymns and Sequences

Late Latin Lyrics

X. DRAMA



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