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Author: Richard Robinson,John Weld
ISBN: 082011118X
Pages: 327 pages
Publisher: Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint (November 1, 1973)
Language: English
Category: Classics
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e-Book Gesta Romanorum: a Record of Auncient Histories epub download

by Richard Robinson,John Weld



Gesta Romanorum, meaning Deeds of the Romans (a very misleading title), is a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales that was probably compiled about the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th

Gesta Romanorum, meaning Deeds of the Romans (a very misleading title), is a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales that was probably compiled about the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th. It still possesses a two-fold literary interest, first as one of the most popular books of the time, and secondly as the source, directly or indirectly, of later literature, in Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, Giovanni Boccaccio, Thomas Hoccleve, William Shakespeare, and others.

Epistle dedicatory to John Miller and the leathersellers dated July 1, 1600. A1", also in an early hand, is inscribed after the words "Gesta Romanorum". Evidence of stab sewing is present in gutter margins.

Epistle dedicatory to John Miller and the leathersellers dated July 1, 1600. Colophon (X6 recto): Imprinted at London by Thomas Este, 1599. Signatures: Áþ B-X́ı (X8 blank?) Title page vignette; head- and tailpieces; initials. Boston Public Library. Catalogue of the Barton Collection. In this copy, the final leaf, here conjectured to have been blank, is wanting.

The Gesta Romanorum, or Deeds of the Romans, has no specific author; rath- er, it is collection of stories with morals . Weld, J. Introduction to Gesta Romanorum : A Record of Auncient Histories Newly Perused by Richard Robinson (1595).

1 The Latin manuscripts that we have date from the early 14th century. Delmar, NY: Scholars’s Facsimiles & Reprints (1973): 5. - 266 -. Related Papers.

Owing to the loose structure of the book, it was easy for a transcriber to insert any additional story into his own copy, and consequently the manuscripts of the Gesta Romanorum exhibit considerable variety. Hermann Oesterley recognizes an English group of manuscripts (written always in Latin), a German group (sometimes in Latin and sometimes in German), and a group which is represented by the vulgate or common printed text.

Herrtage based on manuscript translations and 1510–15 translation by Wynkyn de Worde) (external scan)

Herrtage based on manuscript translations and 1510–15 translation by Wynkyn de Worde) (external scan).

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Gesta Romanorum, meaning Deeds of the Romans (a very misleading .

Gesta Romanorum, meaning Deeds of the Romans (a very misleading title), is a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales that was probably compiled about the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th. The Gesta Romanorum, a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales, is sometimes attributed to him. Content.

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1950, First Edition. Dust jacket missing. Spine faded from being shelved. Cover is clean with light edge wear to corners. Pages are clean and crisp. A very few pages have very light underlining and notes in pencil. Does not effect readability. Same day shipping.