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The Medieval Alexander legend and romance epic

essays in honour of David J.A. Ross

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Published by Kraus International Publication in Millwood, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Romances -- History and criticism.,
  • Ross, D. J. A.,
  • Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Peter Noble, Lucie Polak, and Claire Isoz.
    ContributionsRoss, D. J. A., Noble, Peter, 1917-, Polak, Lucie., Isoz, Claire.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN689 .M4 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 288 p., [8] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3494088M
    ISBN 100527626007
    LC Control Number82014022

    The Alexander Romance, an entertaining story about various episodes (real and imaginary) in the life of Alexander the Great, was extremely popular in medieval times. It was translated from the original Greek into many different languages in Europe, Asia and Africa. The Alexander Romance in Iran 73 the Iranian nobles and priests. And even the elaborate account of Alexander in the Persian national epic, the Shâh-nâme compiled by Ferdousi around the year CE, still mirrors Alexander’s destructive impact on Persian.

    Epic is the leading digital reading platform—built on a collection of 40,+ popular, high-quality books from + of the world’s best publishers—that safely fuels .   Attributed to an unknown author called Pseudo-Callisthenes, 'The Romance of Alexander' was originally produced in Greek in about AD from a variety of written accounts and stories from the oral tradition. It purports to record the history of Alexander the Great (d. BC) but is really a fantastical amalgam of legend and fact that catapulted the already remarkable .

    LibraryThing Review User Review - JBD1 - LibraryThing. A study of the "Medieval Revival" in England beginning with the rise of gothic literature in the s and extending well into the twentieth century (encompassing art, architecture, literature, printing, &c.).4/5(1). Arthurian legend, the mass of legend, popular in medieval lore, concerning King Arthur of Britain and his knights. Medieval Sources The battle of Mt. Badon—in which, according to the Annales Cambriae (c), Arthur carried the Cross of Jesus on his shoulders—but not Arthur's name, is mentioned (c) by earliest apparent mention of Arthur in any known literature is a brief.


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Alexander was a legend during his own time. In a now-lost history of the king, the historical Callisthenes described the sea in Cilicia as drawing back from him in g after Alexander's death, another participant, Onesicritus, invented a tryst between Alexander and Thalestris, queen of the mythical Amazons.

(According to Plutarch, when Onesicritus read this passage to his. The Medieval Alexander Legend and Romance Epic: Essays in Honour of David J.A.

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Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus. A medieval legend in the Alexander romance had Alexander, wishing to see the whole world, first descending into the depths of the ocean in a sort of diving bell, then wanting to see the view from above.

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Actually, it was such a. Book Description: Alongside studies of the Alexander legend in medieval and early modern Latin, English, French, German, and Persian,Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages breaks new ground by examining rarer topics such as Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander materials, and early modern Malay versions of the Alexander legend.

This volume offers newly translated texts that exemplify the two most important traditions of Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages. Encompassing such key works such as Lawman s Brut and Wace's Romance of Brut, written in Middle English and Old French, respectively, the Arthurian Epic Tradition depends on Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, written in Latin.

Love, War and the Grail: Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights in Medieval Epic and Romance, Helen J. Nicholson This is a study of the appearances of the Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller and Teutonic Knights in the French, German and English epic and romance literature of.

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