Turpines Story: A Middle English Translation of the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle, Issue 322

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Stephen H. A. Shepherd
Early English Text Society, 2004 - Fiction - 105 pages
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This unique Middle English text, not previously published, of the immensely popular story of Charlemagne's Spanish wars and defeat at Roncevaux, has only recently been discovered. It is one of the earliest prose romances, pre-dating Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Artur by more than a decade. This version testifies to a distinctive British tradition of the Charlemagne story. The manuscript's history locates the text in Lancastrian and regional politics of the mid-fifteenth century.
 

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Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
xi
Contextualizing Turpines Story
xxxiii
Select Bibliography
liv
Editorial Procedure Ixii
lxii
TURPINES STORY i
9
COMMENTARY
37
GLOSSARY
87
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
101
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Stephen Shepherd is a Associate Professor of English, Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas.

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