Renaut de Bâgé, 'Le Bel Inconnu': ('Li Biaus Descouneüs'; 'The Fair Unknown'), 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Renaut de Bâgé, 'Le Bel Inconnu'

('Li Biaus Descouneüs'; 'The Fair Unknown'), 1st Edition

Edited by Karen L Fresco


438 pages

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Hardback: 9780367529291
pub: 2020-06-27
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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 Renautde 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

About the Editor

Karen Fresco

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FICTION / Christian / Romance
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Ancient, Classical & Medieval