The History of the Kings of Britain (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Latin
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
1973-01-01
Upplaga
New impression
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
Lewis Thorpe
Originalspråk
Latin
Medarbetare
Thorpe, Lewis (introd.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
bibliography map index
Illustrationer
map, bibliography, index
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 25 mm
Vikt
260 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780140441703

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Completed in 1136, The History of the Kings of Britain traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the magician and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur, it is as much myth as it is history and its veracity was questioned by other medieval writers. But Geoffrey of Monmouth's powerful evocation of illustrious men and deeds captured the imagination of subsequent generations, and his influence can be traced through the works of Malory, Shakespeare, Dryden and Tennyson.
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    Christian, 28 juni 2021

    Det här är halsbrytande berättelser om de brittiska öarnas mycket avlägsna historia där kungar och drottningar möter jättar och andra mytologiska väsen. Oerhört intressant och spännande läsning som låter mytologi och historia flätas samman till en mustig brygd. Rekommenderas till de som njuter av sagolika berättelser.

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Very little is known of Geoffrey of Monmouth. He seems to have lived for a time in Oxford and in 1151 he became Bishop Elect of St Asaph, North Wales. He was ordained at Westminster in 1152. According to the Welsh Chronicles he died in 1155. Lewis Thorpe was Professor of French at Nottingham University from 1958 to 1977. He has published many books and articles on Arthur, both on the French and English traditions. He died in 1977.

Innehållsförteckning

Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe Introduction 1. Geoffrey's Purpose 2. Who was Geoffrey of Monmouth? 3. Geoffrey's Sources 4. The Work Itself 5. Geoffrey the Artist 6. Geoffrey of Monmouth down the Centuries 7. Editions of the Historia 8. Earlier Translations 9. This Translation 10. Acknowledgments Notes to the Introduction Short Bibliography of Works Used in the Introduction and in the Notes Map of Britain Dedication Part One: Brutus Occupies the Island of Albion Part Two: Before the Romans Came Part Three: The Coming of the Romans Part Four: The House of Constantine Part Five: The Prophecies of Merlin Part Six: The House of Constantine (Continued) Part Seven: Arthur of Britain Part Eight: The Saxon Domination Time Chart Index