1st Edition

Guillaume de Mauchaut La Prise d'Alixandre

Edited By R. Barton Palmer Copyright 2002

    This is the first edition in more than a century and the first modern English translation of the crowning masterwork of Machaut's literary career. Based on his extensive discussion with returning crusaders, the poet recounts King Peter I of Cyprus's successful attack and capture of the Egyptian city of Alexandria in 1365. This volume features a full discussion of Machaut's life and career, historical commentary, extensive annotation and a select bibliography.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 La Prise d'Alixandre, Guillaumede Machaut; Textual Notes; Explanatory Notes; Selected Bibliography;


    R. Barton Palmer is the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature amd Director of the South Carolina Film Institute.