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      Layamon’s Arthur
      The Arthurian Section of Layamon’s Brut

      by Layamon, S.C. Weinberg, W.R.J. Barron

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      • Format: paperback, 362 pages
      • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
      • Genres: poetry, medieval, arthurian, literature
      • Author: Layamon, S.C. Weinberg, W.R.J. Barron
      • Places: Britain
      • Language: english
      • ISBN: 9780859896856 (0859896854)
      • Release date: January 1, 2001
      • Characters: King Arthur

      About The Book

      Layamon’s Brut is a landmark in English literature, the first major work in English after the Norman Conquest, and the precursor of a rich Arthurian literature, from Malory to Tennyson and on to our own time. This edition combines a fully-edited version of the original text with a close parallel prose translation, together with a lengthy Introduction, textual notes and a full and up-to-date bibliography.


      Written c.1200 — 1220, the Brut develops the themes of its principal source, Robert Wace’s Roman de Brut, itself a version of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s bestseller, the Historia Regum Britanniae, in a metre and idiom reminiscent of Old English. It demonstrates the fundamental strength of a native culture which survived two centuries of French dominance to re-emerge as a fusion of a national tradition and continental influences.

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