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Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn

This volume provides edited selections, together with an introduction, notes, and glossary, from the lengthy and entertaining thirteenth-century Welsh epic, Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn. A hugely popular tale, Ystorya Bown is drawn from the Anglo-Norman epic Geste de Boeve de Haumtone (which was itself translated not only into Welsh, but also Middle English, Old Norse, and Early Modern Irish), and it relays a story of heroic Christian fortitude that offers contemporary readers fascinating insights into its cultural transmission and the worldview of its audiences.

125 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2009

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Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn


Manuscript readings and variants

Notes on the text


Personal Names and Places


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