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Sir Isumbras

Bibliographie

Titre:The historye of the valyaunte knyght syr Isenbras (ms. Douce, inc.); The romance off syr Ysambrace (ms. Lincoln, inc.); Syr Ysambrace (ms. Lincoln, expl.)
Date:Avant 1320
Langue:Anglais
Genre:Roman
Forme:130 sizains (780 vers)
Contenu:Roman s'inspirant peut-être de la légende de saint Eustache.
Incipit:Hende in halle and ye schall here
of elders that beforn us were,
ther lyves how thei dyde lede.
I schall yow telle a wonder case…
Explicit:… to lyve in myrthe ever more.
They lyved and dyghed with god intent,
and to heven ther saules wente
when thei dede were.
Amen quod rate.
Manuscrits Éditions anciennes
Éditions modernes
  • Select Pieces of Early Popular Poetry: Re-published Principally from Early Printed Copies, in the Black Letter, [éd. Edward Vernon Utterson], London, Pickering, 1825, 2 t. (ici t. 1, p. 73-112) [GB: t. 1, t. 2] [IA: t. 1, t. 2]
    Édition antérieure:
    • Select Pieces of Early Popular Poetry: Re-published Principally from Early Printed Copies, in the Black Letter, [éd. Edward Vernon Utterson], London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817, 2 t. [GB] [IA: t. 1, t. 2]
  • The Thornton Romances. The Early English Metrical Romances of Perceval, Isumbras, Eglamour, and Degrevant. Selected from manuscripts at Lincoln and Cambridge. Edited by James Orchard Halliwell, Nichols and Son for the Camden Society, 1844, lvi + 312 p. [GB] [IA]
  • Reliquiae Antiquae. Scraps from Ancient Manuscripts, Illustrating Chiefly Early English Literature and the English Language. Edited by Thomas Wright and James Orchard Halliwell, London, John Russell Smith, 1845, 2 t., iv + 327, iv + 287 p. [GB: t. 1, t. 2] [IA: t. 1, t. 2]
  • Sir Ysumbras. Eine englische Romanze des 14. Jahrhunderts im Anschluss an die Vorarbeiten J. Zupitzas herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Gustav Schleich, Berlin, Mayer und Müller (Palaestra, 15), 1901, vii + 128 p. [GB] [IA: ex. 1, ex. 2]
    Compte rendu: M. Konrath, dans Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 118, 1907, p. 441-444. [GB] [HT] [IA]
  • Broh, Charles Michelson, A Critical Edition of the Romance of Sir Isumbras, Ph. D. dissertation, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1969, iv + 172 p. [PQ]
  • Six Middle English Romances, edited with an introduction by Maldwyn Mills, London, Dent; Totowa, Rowman and Littlefield (Everyman's University Library, 1090), 1973, xxxiii + 224 p.
    Réimpression:
    • 1992
  • Four Middle English Romances, edited by Harriet Hudson, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University (Middle English Texts), 1996, 241 p.
  • Codex Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse, edited by George Shuffelton, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications (Middle English Texts), 2008, vii + 655 p. (ici p. 39-59) [lib.rochester.edu]
Traductions modernes
  • en anglais:
    • Ellis, George, Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances, Chiefly Written During the Early Part of the Fourteenth Century; to which is Prefixed an Historical Introduction, Intended to Illustrate the Rise and Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England. A new edition, revised by J. O. Halliwell, London, Bohn (Bohn's Antiquarian Library), 1848, viii + 600 p. (ici p. 479-491) [GB] [IA]
      Éditions antérieures:
      • Ellis, George, Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances, Chiefly Written During the Early Part of the Fourteenth Century; to which is Prefixed an Historical Introduction, Intended to Illustrate the Rise and Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England, London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Edinburgh, Constable, 1805, 3 t., vii + 387, [iv] + 404, [iv] + 419 p. [IA: t. 1, t. 2, t. 3]
      • Ellis, George, Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances, Chiefly Written During the Early Part of the Fourteenth Century; to which is Prefixed an Historical Introduction, Intended to Illustrate the Rise and Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England, London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811, 3 t., vii + 408, [iv] + 419, [iv] + 432 p. [IA: t. 1, t. 2, t. 3]
    • Romances of Chivalry, told and illustrated in fac-simile by John Ashton, London, Unwin, 1887, xii + 356 p. (ici p. 81-100) [GB] [IA]
      Réimpression:
      • Romances of Chivalry, told and illustrated in fac-simile by John Ashton. Popular edition, London, Unwin, 1890, xii + 356 p. [GB] [IA]
Études
  • Hibbard (Loomis), Laura A., Mediæval Romance in England: A Study of the Sources and Analogues of the Non-Cyclic Metrical Romances. New edition with supplementary bibliographical index (1926-1959), New York, Franklin (Burt Franklin Bibliographical Reference Series, 17), 1963, viii + 350 p. [IA]
    Éditions antérieures:
    • Hibbard, Laura A., Mediæval Romance in England: A Study of the Sources and Analogues of the Non-Cyclic Metrical Romances, New York, Oxford University Press, 1924, viii + 342 p. [HT] [IA]
    • Hibbard (Loomis), Laura A., Mediæval Romance in England: A Study of the Sources and Analogues of the Non-Cyclic Metrical Romances. New edition with supplementary bibliographical index (1926-1959), New York, Franklin (Burt Franklin Bibliographical Reference Series, 17), 1960, viii + 350 p. [HT] [IA]
  • Mehl, Dieter, Die mittelenglischen Romanzen des 13. und 14. Jahrhunderts, Heidelberg, Winter (Anglistische Forschungen, 93), 1967, 229 p.
    Traduction:
    • Mehl, Dieter, The middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968, 300 p.
  • Powell, Stephen D., « Models of religious peace in the Middle English romance Sir Isumbras », Neophilologus, 85:1, 2001, p. 121-136. DOI: 10.1023/a:1004812326377
Répertoires bibliographiques
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 26 octobre 2021