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Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence active 12th century

Works: 8 works in 118 publications in 6 languages and 1,366 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ1477.G45, 841.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Guernes
Most widely held works by Guernes
La vie de saint Thomas Becket by Guernes( Book )

50 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first new English translation of the verse 'Life of Thomas Becket' by Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence in almost forty years, and both the translation and the introductory materials take full advantage of the many significant changes in scholarship since that time. Guernes' work is itself an essential witness to the cultural, intellectual, and political upheavals in England during the twelfth century: the emergence of a vibrant new francophone literary culture; the rising importance of written documents and bureaucracy; and the long-rumbling contest between papal and royal authority that ultimately brought about the profound shock of Becket's murder in Canterbury Cathedral. Ian Short's translation, assured in the balance it strikes between readability and fidelity to the tone and context of the original, is a companion to Jacques Thomas's recent edition of the Medieval French text, and is accompanied by explanatory notes that will make this the go-to English version for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the literature, religion, and history of the middle ages
Garnier's Becket : translated from the 12th-century Vie saint Thomas le martyr de Cantorbire of Garnier of Pont-Sainte-Maxence by Guernes( Book )

35 editions published between 1859 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie de saint Thomas le martyr, archevêque de Canterbury by Guernes( Book )

15 editions published between 1859 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie de Saint Thomas de Canterbury by Guernes( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben des h. Thomas von Canterbury, altfranzösisch by Guernes( Book )

4 editions published in 1838 in German and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie St. Thomas le martir : aus der Handschrift des Brittischen Museums (cod. Harlej. 270) by Guernes( Book )

5 editions published between 1838 and 1845 in French and French, Old and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.71 (from 0.65 for Garnier's ... to 0.94 for La vie St. ...)

Alternative Names
Garnier, de Pont-Saint-Maxence, active 12th century

Guernes, de Pont-Sainte-Maxence, 12th cent.

Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence escritor francés

Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence Frans schrijver

Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence französischer Dichter

Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence French writer

Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence poète français