The History of the Kings of Britain: An edition and translation of the De gestis Britonum [Historia Regum Britanniae] [Paperback]

Geoffrey of Monmouth(Author); Michael D. Reeve(Author); Neil Wright(Author); Geoffrey of Monmouth(Author); Michael D. Reeve(Editor); Neil Wright(Translator)

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ISBN: 9781843834410 | Published by: Boydell Press | Series: Arthurian Studies | Volume: 69 | Year of Publication: 2009 | 392p, H9.25 x W6.25,
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The History of the Kings of Britain

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This imaginative history of the Britons, written in the twelfth century, is the first work to recount the woes of Lear and the glittering career of Arthur. It rapidly became a bestseller in the British Isles and Francophone Europe, with over 200 manuscripts surviving. Here, an authoritative version of the text is presented with a facing translation, prepared especially for the volume. It also contains a full introduction and notes.

MICHAEL REEVEis Kennedy Professor of Latin Emeritus at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge; Dr NEIL WRIGHT is a Senior Language Teaching Officer at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

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