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E MOBI #245 make short a long matter these marched so far and wrought such deeds that in the end they altogether discomfited those evil men who had done such sore mischief to the land After these things they held a great council at Cirencester commanding thereto all the lords and barons of the realm In that place they chose Constantine as their king”. Layamon s long text is one of the earliest compilations of Arthurian stories and predates even Le Morte d Arthur

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Arthurian Chronicles Roman De Brut

Roman De Kindle #210 Wace – was an Anglo Norman poet The introduction to this work by Eugene Mason gives an excellent account of Wace and the background behind this historical work Wace begins his history of the Britons as follows “Constantine came to Totnes and many a stout knight with him there was not one but was worthy of the Arthurian Chronicl. Wace s Roman de Brut is basically a translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth s Historia into a vernacular language though only of the parts concerning Arthur and the bit immediately preceding it setting the stage as it were He does make some key additions though being the first to include the Round Table and I think he was also the first to name Excalibur His account also influenced Layamon s which I hope to read soonI m not entirely sure who translated my edition which is irritating It was uite an old one and full of archaic language some of which I had to look up which is unusual for me Pretty dryLike the Historia it s pseudo history a chronicle not yet a romance Arthur is an active king unlike in many of the romances There s not much individual characterisation though

SUMMARY Arthurian Chronicles Roman De Brut

Es ePUB #192 kingship The host set forth towards London and sent messages in every part bidding the Britons to their aid for as yet they were too fearful to come from their secret places When the Britons heard these tidings they drew thick as rain from the woodlands and the mountain and came before the host in troops and companies To Chronicles Roman D. Wace s Roman de Brut is one of the oldest surviving histories of the time of King Arthur Written around 1100 AD the original author opens his tale by saying that the history of this time is already an ambiguous mix of fact and legend and that he has intentionally left out parts that do not seem to conform to fact or are different in every account For instance much of Merlin s life is removed from Wace s account because he considered that information unreliable Still this is middle ages history and not modern style history it is written in the manner of a story and not a list of facts and referencesThis edition is a bare bones copy of the text with a short introduction on Wace but it is practically the only available copy of Wace s history


10 thoughts on “Arthurian Chronicles Roman De Brut

  1. says:

    Wace's Roman de Brut is basically a translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia into a vernacular language though only of the parts concerning Arthur and the bit immediately preceding it setting the stage as it were He does make some key additions though being the first to include the Round Table and I think he was also the first to name Excalibur His account also influenced Layamon's which I hope to read s

  2. says:

    Wace's Roman de Brut is 'a romanticized paraphrase of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia' as the Britannica aptly describes it It's not

  3. says:

    There's some confusion with the reviews here There are various editions of Wace some without translations and some which contain only

  4. says:

    This book combines both versions of the Brut one by the Norman poet Wace and the other by the English Layamon The translati

  5. says:

    Wace's Roman de Brut is one of the oldest surviving histories of the time of King Arthur Written around 1100 AD the original author opens his tale by saying that the history of this time is already an ambiguous mix of fact and legend and that he has intentionally left out parts that do not seem to conform to fact

  6. says:

    Wace's is the only book I could find that went back and told Arthur's lineage from the coming of Constantine to BritainThere

  7. says:

    I enjoyed both of these accounts of the Arthurian saga particularly that of Layamon The translator has skillfully incorporated just enough of the archaic language and Saxon sentence structure of the latter to make the book a challenging but pleasurable reading experience

  8. says:

    Layamon's long text is one of the earliest compilations of Arthurian stories and predates even Le Morte d'Arthur

  9. says:

    malory's 'Frynsshe Booke' and therefore to be read even if it doesn't merit the attention on its own

  10. says:

    A full chronicle from long before Arthur's birth to his death Too many names too many battles However it was easy to read

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