Layamon's Brut and the Anglo-Norman Vision of History

Kenneth J. Tiller

Layamon's Brut and the Anglo-Norman Vision of History
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Kenneth J. Tiller

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 5-1/2 x 8
Cloth $40.00 ISBN: 9780708319024 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Layomon's Brut is a twelfth-century historical poem that includes the first account of King Arthur in English. Kenneth Tiller argues that Layamon uses the history of the ancient Britons to inspire the post-Conquest Anglo-Saxons to resist the suppression and marginalization of their language and to take an active role in writing English history.
Presenting history in the context of post-colonial translation theory, Tiller argues for a centrol role for the figure of King Arthur in the development of English history and historiography.
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