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Thorpe, Lewis G. M. 1913-1977

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Works: 42 works in 249 publications in 6 languages and 4,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Romances  Periodicals  Poetry  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DC73.32, 944.01
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Publications by Lewis G. M Thorpe, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Lewis G. M Thorpe
Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
56 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations
Two lives of Charlemagne by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
29 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
"These two LIVES provide a fascinating contrast. Einhard, who spent twenty-three years in Charlemagne's service, chose to approach his Vita Caroli as a public history and, in beautifully expressed language, recounts Charlemagne's personal life and his achievements in warfare, learning, art, building, and in the skilful administration of the state. Notker the monk's De Carolo Magno is a collection of anecdotes rather than a presentation of historical facts, and his main delight seems to stem from the ingenious ways in which Charlemagne subdued proud o corrupt bishops and other men of power. In these stories, which merge into fiction. Charlemagne is already half-way to becoming the legendary figure of the epics in the later Middle Ages."--BOOK COVER
Le roman de Laurin, fils de Marques le sénéchal. by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
39 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The Bayeux tapestry and the Norman invasion : with an introduction and a translation from the contemporary account of William of Poitiers by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The life of Charlemagne by Einhard( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Narrates in detail Charlemagne's legendary rise to power, his coronation as the Roman Emperor and his military movements, as well as his private life
Le Roman de Silence: a thirteenth-century Arthurian verse-romance by Heldris( Book )
15 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 203 libraries worldwide
An Arthurian tapestry : essays in memory of Lewis Thorpe ( Book )
10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The Lancelot in the Arthurian prose vulgate by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in English and French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The history of the Franks by Gregory( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
La 4e de couverture indique : "Grégoire de Tours est né en 538. Après avoir étudié la Bible à Clermont-Ferrand, il a été élu évêque de Tours à l'âge de trente-quatre ans. Cette ville était un centre religieux et politique que se disputaient les Mérovingiens. Pendant vingt ans, Grégoire a gouverné ce diocèse que troublaient sans cesse les luttes fratricides de nos rois. Il trouvait néanmoins le temps d'écrire l'histoire à laquelle il était mêlé de près. Quand il est mort en 594, il laissait donc un témoignage hors pair sur ce VIe siècle si peu connu et si important."
Sermons sur le Livre d'Esaïe : chapitres 30-41 by Jean Calvin( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in French and French, Middle [ca. 1300-1600] and held by 52 libraries worldwide
The study of French in a modern university; inaugural lecture by Lewis Thorpe by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The journey through Wales ; and, the description of Wales by Giraldus( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
La France guerrière, une anthologie by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
4 editions published in 1945 in French and English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Nottingham French studies by University of Nottingham( serial )
in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Guido Farina [di] Barbara Reynolds [e] Lewis Thorpe by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
6 editions published in 1967 in Italian and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Le Roman de Laurin, fils de Marques le Sénéchal : Text of Ms. B. N. f. fr. 22548. Edited by Lewis Thorpe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in French, Old [ca. 842-1300] and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mastre Richard : a thirteenth-century translator of the "de re militari" of Vegetius by Lewis Thrope( Article )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The history of the Franks. Translated with an introduction by Lewis Thorpe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The journey through Wales. Together with "The description of Wales" by Giraldus( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"The Journey" describes, in almost diary form, the mission to Wales undertaken in 1188 by Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, with Gerald as his companion. It is crammed with a history of events in twelfth century Wales and lively accounts of local miracles, folklore and scenic descriptions. "The Description" is a detailed overview of the day-to-day existence of ordinary Welshmen, from what they ate and wore to how best they could fight and resist the English
Nottingham mediaeval studies, vol. XIV by University of Nottingham( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Thorpe, Lewis
Thorpe, Lewis 1913-1977
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Thorpe, Lewis Guy Melville 1913-
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