Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn

Editor(s): Erich Poppe Regine Reck

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Library of Medieval Welsh Literature

  • January 2009 · 125pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708321713
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165896
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783165902
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708322451

About The Book

“Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn” provides edited selections, together with an introduction, notes, and glossary, from a long and entertaining thirteenth century Welsh text which belongs to the genre of medieval translations. The source of “Ystorya Bown” is the “Anglo-Norman Geste de Boeve de Haumtone”. This was a very popular tale in the Middle Ages and was translated not only into Welsh, but also into Middle English and Old Norse, and, via an English intermediary, into Early Modern Irish. This story allows fascinating insights into the heroic Christian mentality and world view of its audiences.

About the Editor(s)

Erich Poppe

Erich Poppe was formerly Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Marburg, and is currently involved in two research projects on medieval Welsh language and philology.

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Regine Reck

Dr Regine Reck is Director of Student Affairs at the University of Marburg.

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