Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn

Edited by Erich Poppe and Regine Reck

Edited by Erich Poppe and Regine Reck

Distributed for University of Wales Press

125 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321713 Published June 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

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.






Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn


Manuscript readings and variants

Notes on the text


Personal Names and Places


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