Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9781786830630 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9781786830623 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Le Bone Florence of Rome

A Critical Edition and Facing Translation of a Middle English Romance Analogous to Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale

Edited and translated by Jonathan Stavsky

Le Bone Florence of Rome

Edited and translated by Jonathan Stavsky

Distributed for University of Wales Press

304 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9781786830630 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $125.00 ISBN: 9781786830623 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Florence of Rome is a Middle English tail-rhyme romance that survives in a single copy dating to the late fifteenth century. An analogue of Chaucer's "Man of Law's Tale," it follows the adventures of a heroine who survives multiple exiles, sexual harassment, and false accusations. Through that story, it explores issues of abuse of power, the stakes of global conflict, women's place in society, and more. This edition presents line-by-line translations of the French, along with an introduction that analyzes the themes, ideologies, and literary context of the romance.
Contents
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
 
Introduction
With Notes and Bibliography
 
Le Bone Florence of Rome
With Explanatory Notes and Textual Notes
 
Appendix 1: Marginalia
Appendix 2: Middle English Words and Idioms Discussed in the Explanatory and Textual Notes
Appendix 3: Names and Places
 
Index to the Introduction and Explanatory Notes
 
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