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Layamon's Brut : the poem and its sources

Author: Françoise H M Le Saux
Publisher: Cambridge : Brewer, 1989.
Series: Arthurian studies, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the English poet's handling of his main source, Wace's "Roman de Brut", to determine what principles guided the composition of the "English Brut". This book distinguishes between  Read more...

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Named Person: Layamon; Layamon.; Layamon; Layamon.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise H M Le Saux
ISBN: 0859912825 9780859912822
OCLC Number: 19887565
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Layamon's "Brut" - dates and manuscripts; the Prologue, or the acknowledged sources; from Wace to Layamon; the French connection; Geoffrey of Monmouth; the Welsh sources; "An preost wes on leoden"; an intensely English poet.
Series Title: Arthurian studies, 19.
Responsibility: Françoise H.M. Le Saux.

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