The Romance of Tristran by Beroul and Beroul II: Student Edition and English Translation

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 177 pages

The tragic tale of the lovers Tristran and Iseut, a Celtic story that eventually became part of the Arthurian legend, was one the most popular themes of medieval literature, in numerous languages. One of its earliest appearances is the late-twelfth-century Romance of Tristran, written in Old French by Beroul. This volume contains a new, accessible English prose translation of the poem, complete with explanatory notes, based on Sargent-Baur's latest critical edition of the text. A valuable teaching resource for classes in medieval or comparative literature, The Romance of Tristran by Beroul and Beroul II: Student Edition and English Translation will be of interest to anyone fascinated by the origins of Arthurian legend or the literature of the high middle ages.

 

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Contents

Translation
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Notes
116
Bibliography
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Barbara N. Sargent-Baur is a professor emerita in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.

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