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Sir Perceval of Galles and Ywain and Gawain

Edited by Mary Flowers Braswell

Sir Perceval of Galles and Ywain and Gawain
Paperback, 220 pages £15.50
Published: 1995
ISBN: 9781879288607
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

This volume contains the only known English version of Chretien de Troyes's romance of the naive knight Perceval, Sir Perceval of Galles. The work uses Perceval's ridiculous behavior as a late medieval satire of courtliness. Accompanying this tale is Ywain and Gawain, a translation of a second Chretien poem, Le Chevalier au Lion. Unlike Sir Perceval, this poem extols the virtues of chivalry and honor. These complementary works form an excellent introduction to Middle English Arthurian romance, as they include editing, glosses, introductions, and a very helpful glossary for beginning students.

Preface Sir Perceval of Galles Introduction Text Notes Ywain and Gawain Introduction Text Notes Glossary

Mary Flowers Braswell is Professor emerita at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests include medieval and comparative literature.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 220 pages
ISBN:
 9781879288607

BIC Code:
 2ABC, DSBB
BISAC Code:
  POE000000
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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