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The Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan: J S Mackley

The Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan:

J S Mackley

Published January 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781495377822
Paperback
214 pages
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Originally written in Latin in the 9th century, the tale of St Brendan, the Irish abbot was translated and adapted into Anglo-Norman at the behest of the Queen of Henry I of England. The narrative tells of how Brendan sets out with seventeenMoreOriginally written in Latin in the 9th century, the tale of St Brendan, the Irish abbot was translated and adapted into Anglo-Norman at the behest of the Queen of Henry I of England. The narrative tells of how Brendan sets out with seventeen companions, to witness the marvels of the ocean including Hell and Paradise, on a journey that not all of them will complete. Filled with excitement, terror and marvellous descriptions, while still keeping the pious message of the original, the composer of the Anglo-Norman version demonstrates skilful editing to create one of the earliest examples of medieval Romance writing. This volume contains a facing page translation of the Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan.