Renaut de Bâgé, 'Le Bel Inconnu' : ('Li Biaus Descouneüs'; 'The Fair Unknown') book cover
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Renaut de Bâgé, 'Le Bel Inconnu'
('Li Biaus Descouneüs'; 'The Fair Unknown')

Edited By

Karen L Fresco

ISBN 9780367529291
Published May 7, 2021 by Routledge
498 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1992, Le Bel Inconnu edited and with an introduction by Karen Fresco, presents on facing pages the original Old French text and the English translation of this significant medieval romance poem by Renaut de Bâgé

The extensive introduction to the text includes an exploration into the life of the author, Renaut de Bâgé, as well as a detailed assessment of the poem, its sources and influences, and the broader genre of medieval romance. It is also equipped with close textual notes, an index of proper nouns, and an examination of Renaut’s Song Leals Amors Q’est Dedanz Fin Cuer Mise, including the musical scores.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Acknowledgements; Select bibliography; The Fair Unknown; Textual notes; Index of proper nouns; Appendix: Renaut's Song

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