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By Monica L. Norris Wright, Norris J. Lacy, Rupert T. Pickens
William W. Kibler is among the most efficient and flexible medievalists of his new release. a few students and scholars contemplate him basically as a consultant within the medieval epic, while others examine him to be an Arthurian student. he's after all either, yet he's additionally even more: a consummate philologist and editor of texts and likewise a prolific and entire translator. chiefly, those that comprehend him top recognize him as a very beneficiant and modest guy. the current quantity represents an attempt by means of thirty medievalists, experts in fields as different as William Kibler's pursuits, to point our appreciate for him, aptly defined within the foreword as "scholar, instructor, friend."
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A4–9, A10–14; Transitus, I, 1–2, p. 124. The description of Mary’s life in the temple resembles the instructions for The Invention of Pious Epic 27 additions do not materially alter the sense of the text, they echo the description of Mary’s childhood in the temple and also give some sense of the passage of time after the death of Jesus. One of the most interesting features of the Bible is its borrowing of the techniques of secular literature in the service of preaching the message of the Gospel.
Bennett and sceptre, not with book or similar female accoutrement: like Henry II rather than like Eleanor of Aquitaine at Fontevrault. Photograph © Jane Vadnal Finally, the tomb bears an epitaph which acts as a permanent planctus extolling her chivalric life and indicating the place, perhaps by implication the manner, of her death. This last feature in particular anticipates what will become a regular motif of tombs in Arthurian romance. Indeed, the monumental tomb is one feature that distinguishes epic from romance in medieval France.
Pelan (Paris: Klincksieck, 1962), v. 4705. 14 For a very cogent discussion of the ambiguities of Wace’s account and their implications see Françoise H. M. Le Saux, A Companion to Wace (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2005) 141–44. The closure, as far as twelfth-century audiences were concerned, was underscored even more by Gaimar’s making his translation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle a continuation of the Brut than by Wace’s own later Roman de Rou: see L’Estoire des Engleis by Geffrei Gaimar, ed. Alexander Bell (Oxford: Blackwell, 1960), vv.