Amys and Amylion

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Amys and Amylion

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

1993

April 1st, 1993

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'Amys and Amylion' is a medieval poem of treason and forbidden love, of loyalty and suffering, of crime and miracles; above all, it tells of the unconditional friendship uniting two knights throughout their life and beyond their death. This story fascinated the Middle Ages; versions of it are found in Latin, French, German, Welsh, Old Norse and Flemish, as well as English. The adventures of Amys and Amylion lie close to the sensibilities of the age, but the contemporary reader should find that the poem remains both entertaining and compelling in its own right. This edition is based on the only extant manuscript to have preserved the complete text of the English 'Amys and Amylion'. It includes accessible notes and a full glossary.

Dr Francoise Le Saux is a Lecturer in French at the University of Reading. She is the editor of Reading Medieval Studies, and has published extensively in the field of medieval vernacular translations of historical works. She has done extensive research on the early witchcraft trials in French-speaking Switzerland, and has a special interest in Celtic literatures.

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Dr Françoise Le Saux is a Lecturer in French at the University of Reading. She is the editor of Reading Medieval Studies, and has published extensively in the field of medieval vernacular translations of historical works. She has done extensive research on the early witchcraft trials in French-speaking Switzerland, and has a special interest in Celtic literatures.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Contents6
Preface8
Introduction10
A. The Story10
B. The English Amys and Amylion13
1. Plot and Characterization13
2. Versification21
3. The Language of Amys and Amylion23
C. The Texts of Amys and Aymlion24
1. Manuscripts24
2. Main literary differences between the English texts26
3. Editions28
D. Select Bibliography33
Text36
Appendix 1: Summary of lines 123-320 of Rodulfus Tortarius, "Ad Bernardum"114
Appendix 2: Summary of Vita Amici et Amelii carissimorum115
Appendix 3: Summary of Ami et Amile (chanson de geste)118
Appendix 4: Summary of the Anglo-Norman Amys e Amillyoun120
Glossary122