Turpines Story: A Middle English Translation of the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle

Hardcover | February 7, 2005

EditorStephen Shepherd

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This unique Middle English text, not previously published, of the immensely popular story of Charlemagne's Spanish wars and defeat at Roncevaux, has only recently been discovered. It is one of the earliest prose romances, pre-dating Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Artur by more than a decade.This version testifies to a distinctive British tradition of the Charlemagne story. The manuscript's history locates the text in Lancastrian and regional politics of the mid-fifteenth century.

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This unique Middle English text, not previously published, of the immensely popular story of Charlemagne's Spanish wars and defeat at Roncevaux, has only recently been discovered. It is one of the earliest prose romances, pre-dating Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Artur by more than a decade.This version testifies to a distinctive British...

Stephen Shepherd is a Associate Professor of English, Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:170 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.76 inPublished:February 7, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197223257

ISBN - 13:9780197223253

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`This edition, published for the Early English Text Society, makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the Middle Ages. It is the result of painstaking work by Professor Shepherd who has completely re-eaxmined the text.'Contemporary Review