Academic journal article Medium Aevum

'Boeve De Haumtone' and 'Gui De Warewic': Two Anglo-Norman Romances

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

'Boeve De Haumtone' and 'Gui De Warewic': Two Anglo-Norman Romances

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'Boeve de Haumtone' and 'Gui de Warewic': Two Anglo-Norman Romances, trans. Judith Weiss, The French of England Translation Series 3, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 332 (Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008). xiv + 264 pp.; ? map. ISBN 978-0-86698-378-5. $45.00/£28.00. Judith Weiss has produced an excellent, highly readable prose translation of two Anglo-Norman romances. The introduction sets out the historical context and possible patronage for the composition of both texts, as well as offering a survey of thematic and stylistic features. Weiss's translation indicates textual subdivisions into laisses (in Boeve), while also introducing the paragraphing and punctuation that facilitates access for the modern reader. For Boeve, Weiss follows Albert Stimming's 1 899 edition, though occasionally rejecting small emendations that he had made. …

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