Arthurian Studies in Honour of P.J.C. Field by Bonnie Wheeler

By Bonnie Wheeler

Peter box, Professor of English on the college of Wales, Bangor, is a uncommon Arthurian student (and vice-president of the foreign Arthurian Society) whose paintings has concentrated quite on Malory's Morte Darthur. This targeted curiosity is mirrored through the members to this quantity, yet a wide selection of different Arthurian and linked fabric is usually lined within the twenty-seven experiences. The chapters variety over the complete box of Arthurian vernacular texts and comprise new reports of early French and German texts in addition to an research of the influence of Arthurian fabrics on Galician-Portuguese poetry. Many offer new insights into Malory's textual content and assets, and those culminate in reflections on Malory's influence on one later American reader, Mark Twain. jointly the chapters on Malory substantiate a the declare that Malory is a willing and significant reader of his resource texts, and that he's a robust stylist. members BRIAN ALLEN, ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, FANNI BOGDANOW, DEREK S. BREWER, GEOFFREY BROMILEY, HELEN COOPER, JANET M, COWEN, ROSALIND box, LINDA GOWANS, DOUGLAS grey, PHILLIPA HARDMAN, AMELIA HUTCHINSON, EDWARD D. KENNEDY, ELSPETH M. KENNEDY, NORRIS J. LACY, MARGARET LOCHERBIE-CAMERON, ROGER MIDDLETON, DAVID generators, MALDWYN generators, YUJI NAKAO, SHUNICHI NOGUCHI, RALPH NORRIS, advert PUTTER, RALUCA RADULESCU, FRANCOISE LE SAUX, JANE TAYLOR, NEIL E. THOMAS, KEVIN S. WHETTER, ANDREA WILLIAMS.

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Field, ‘The Amsterdam University Fragment of the Old French Prose Merlin’, Medium Ævum 61 (1992), 275–84 (p. 277). 28 Review of Micha’s edition, French Studies 38 (1984), 322–3 (p. 323). 26 LINDA GOWANS 3155,29 and is closely followed by ‘le conte dou Graal’ (Merlin, 16, 117), comparable with ‘le conte del Greal’ at l. 1082 of the Prose Joseph, where the verse has ‘estoire’ (v. 2684). This, again, occurs in only two manuscripts of the Merlin,30 but the following form part of the main text: Prose Merlin (ed.

Calix hic, sepulcrum; patena, lapidem designat, qui sepulcrum clauserat. seront plusors des tables establies a moy sacrefier qui senefiera la croeis . (Et lo uaissel o lan sacrifiera) et saintefiera la pierre ou tu meis mon cors* et le plataine qui sera desus mis senefiera le couvercle de quoy tu me couvris . et li drap . qui sera clamez corporax senefiera . le drap** de quoy tu me envelopas . Ce que tu de la crouiz m’ostas Et ou sepulchre me couchas, C’est l’auteus seur quoi me metrunt Cil qui me sacrefierunt.

Top margin of fol. 91r, light brown ink: ‘Legere et non intellegere non legere est’, ‘to read and not to understand is not to read’ (Cadwalan defeats Edwin) It is noticeable that the nota, particularly those in the faded brown ink similar to that of the marginal circles pointing to the accession of a new king, are overwhelmingly concerned with onomastics. Ten of these draw the reader’s attention to the origins of certain toponyms and/or the changes undergone by these names through the course of history or due to linguistic factors.

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