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Lanzelet : Records of Western Civilization (Paperback) - Ulrich Von Zatzikhoven


Records of Western Civilization (Paperback)

By: Ulrich Von Zatzikhoven, Thomas Kerth (Translator), Kenneth G .T. Webster (As told to), Roger Sherman Loomis (As told to)

Paperback Published: 5th January 2005
ISBN: 9780231128698
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Lanzelet," one of the first known versions of the Lancelot story, is a critical work in medieval literature. This Middle High German romance is a rendering of a lost French tale of Lancelot that likely predates ChrA(c)tien de Troyes's famous "Lancelot or the Knight of the Cart." Ulrich von Zatzikhoven obtained a copy of the original book in 1194 and translated the work from French into German. Kenneth G.T. Webster made the first English translation in the 1930s, and Columbia University Press published it in 1951. Following Webster's death, the famed Arthurian scholar Roger Sherman Loomis made slight modifications to the text and expanded Webster's notes. Thomas Kerth's new translation, prepared with the highest accuracy and scholarly insight available to date, includes a new introduction and revised bibliography, notes from both Loomis and Webster, and a commentary reflecting the fifty years of scholarship on "Lanzelet" since the publication of Webster's translation.

Thomas Kerth's new translation of this important work makes it possible for a wider readership...to reassess its place. -- David F. Johnson Arthuriana A successful balance between literal accuracy and the requirements of English prose... conveys much of the liveliness of Ulrich's style. Forum for Modern Language Studies

ISBN: 9780231128698
ISBN-10: 023112869X
Series: Records of Western Civilization (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.44  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.35