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Thorpe, Lewis G. M. 1913-1977

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Works: 44 works in 299 publications in 6 languages and 4,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Sources  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Arthurian romances  Periodicals  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DA140, B
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Publications about Lewis G. M Thorpe
Publications by Lewis G. M Thorpe
Publications by Lewis G. M Thorpe, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Lewis G. M Thorpe
 
Most widely held works by Lewis G. M Thorpe
Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
67 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,480 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 )
33 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 1,070 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
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 )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
The life of Charlemagne by Einhard( Book )
6 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
Silence : a thirteenth-century French romance by Heldris( Book )
17 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Drawing on traditional themes, the Roman de Silence tells of a girl raised as a boy, equally accomplished as a minstrel and knight, whose final task, the capture of Merlin, leads to her unmasking
An Arthurian tapestry : essays in memory of Lewis Thorpe ( Book )
13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Le roman de Laurin, fils de Marques le sénéchal. by Laurin( Book )
23 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in 5 languages and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Le roman de Laurin, fils de Marques le Senechal; a first contribution to the study of the lingustics of an unpublished thirteenth-century prose-romance by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
26 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 167 libraries worldwide
The Lancelot in the Arthurian prose vulgate by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
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 journey through Wales ; and, the description of Wales by Giraldus( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The study of French in a modern university; inaugural lecture by Lewis Thorpe by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
10 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The history of the Franks by Gregory( Book )
23 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van Frankrijk vanaf de Schepping tot 594 opgetekend door de bisschop van Tours (538-594)
La France guerrière, une anthologie by Lewis G. M Thorpe( Book )
6 editions published in 1945 in French and English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Nottingham French studies by University of Nottingham( serial )
in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Guido Farina [di] Barbara Reynolds [e] Lewis Thorpe by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
7 editions published in 1967 in Italian and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Two lives of Charlemagne. ([By] Einhard and Notker the Stammerer.) Translated with an introduction by Lewis Thorpe by Abbot of Seligenstadt EGINHARDUS( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 4 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 3 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
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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Lewis Thorpe British philologist
Ludovicus Thorpe
Thorpe, Lewis
Thorpe, Lewis 1913-1977
Thorpe, Lewis G. M.
Thorpe, Lewis G.M. 1913-1977
Thorpe, Lewis Guy Melville 1913-
Thorpe, Lewis Guy Melville 1913-1977
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