The Romance of Tristran by Beroul and Beroul II: A Diplomatic Edition and a Critical Edition
Written in the late-twelfth century, the Old French Romance of Tristran by Beroul is one of the earliest surviving versions of the story of Tristran and Iseut. Preserved in only one manuscript, the poem records the tragic tale that became one of the most popular themes of medieval literature, in several languages. This volume is a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the story, including the first ever diplomatic edition of the text, replicating the exact state of the original manuscript. It also contains a new critical edition, complemented by extensive notes and a brief analytic preface.
Edited by noted medievalist Barbara N. Sargent-Baur, The Romance of Tristran by Beroul and Beroul II: A Diplomatic Edition and a Critical Edition will be an essential resource for specialists interested in the study of this important text. An English translation of the Old French text appears in The Romance of Tristran by Beroul and Beroul II: Student Edition and English Translation.
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- Page Count: 360 pages
- Illustrations: 1
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.2in x 9.5in
‘This volume will provide endless delight to scholars… Highly recommended.’
Choice Magazine vol 53:03:2015
‘Barbara Sargent-Baur’s double companion to Beroul deserves widespread recognition as the most erudite English translatio of Tristran of the twenty-first century.’
Speculum, vol 92:04:2017
“A work of impeccable scholarship and a laborious and disciplined reading of Beroul’s Tristran and of contiguous source material, this magnificent edition will rank Sargent-Baur as one of the leading Beroul scholars of our time. It is an enduring contribution to the study of the Tristran et Iseut and an indispensable reference for scholars both young and old.”
Sandro Sticca, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Binghamton University
“Any scholar seeking a fresh understanding of Beroul’s poem will benefit from Sargent-Baur’s painstakingly close reading of the manuscript.”
Brent Pitts, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Meredith College
Author InformationBarbara N. Sargent-Baur is a professor emerita in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.
Table of contents
Notes on the Preface
A Remark on the Diplomatic and Critical Editions
Index of Proper Names
Subjects and Courses