Ciszek-Kiliszewska (2014a) focuses on the Middle English loss of the OE preposition geond 'through, throughout, over, across' as evidenced in the two surviving ME manuscripts of Lazamon
His name spelled in various ways--Layamon, Lazamon
, Lawman, Laweman, Loweman, La3amon [the third letter is called a "yogh"]--the 13th-century poet, priest, author compiled and recast the 12th-century poem, Brut, which narrates Britain's history, including the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
In one sense, all the chapters on medieval texts are concerned with their critical 'afterlife', but the notion of afterlife particularly pertains to Peter Meredith's chapter, to Stephen Knight's illuminating comparison of the continuing traditions of Robin Hoed and Arthur and how, starting from such apparently opposed positions, outlaw and king, 'for all this difference, the two traditions can approach each other', and to Rosamund Allen's revealing comparison of 'how Lazamon
and Tennyson deal with the problem of combat'.
's Brut, Arthur grips his shield Pridwen on which "per wes innen igrauen; mid rede golde stauen/an on-licnes deore; of Drihtenes moder" ("on the inner side there was engraved in lines of red gold a noble likeness of the Mother of God") (10556-7).
(8) Alternatively, myhte in the passage in the Peterborough Chronicle might be regarded as impersonal, so that "aeuric man other be over myhte" might be rendered "everyone else whom in addition it was possible (to rob)." (9) The postpositive use of other, it should be added, is by no means very common in early Middle English, but it does occur, as in this example from Lazamon
's Brut: "he uerde mid [thorn]an kinge.
Barron's posthumous chapter explores cultural change in the English Arthurian tradition from Lazamon
to Sir Gawain, while Edward D.
The first is in part theoretical, surveying the ideas of Bakhtin, Banfield, Barthes, Derridas, Fludernik, Lacan, and others, which it then uses in an account of the narrators in Lazamon
' Brut and Mannyng's Chronicle.
Last summer I attended a meeting of the society for the study of Lazamon
's Brut, one of my long-term interests, and had to miss out on the Chaucer centenary meeting.
It is the model of history followed by Gildas and Bede, but Schrader's thesis is that its influence on vernacular poetry has not been sufficiently recognized, and thus the subject of this book is how one thin - ruler, kingdom, moment, or whatever - succeeds to another in Old English poetry and Lazamon
He is good also on the compounds of Lazamon
's Brut which seem to go back to Old English.
godd, goddes (Lazamon
), backes (Havelok), goddes (Exodus), godis, goddis (Wyclif's Ferial Gospels) (see e.g.
Works such as Lazamon
's Brut looks back at the age of timber halls and the social code that they epitomized with some nostalgia.