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The romaunce of the Sowdone of Babylone and of Ferumbras his sone who conquerede Rome

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Titre:the Romaunce of the Sowdon of Babyloyne and of Ferumbras his sone who conquerede Rome, And Kynge Charles off Fraunce withe XII Dosyperes toke the Sowdon in the feelde And smote of his heede (ms., expl.); The Sultan of Babylon (trad. Lupack)
Date:XVe siècle
Langue:Anglais
Genre:Roman
Forme:1840 vers (incomplet du début)
Contenu:Version de la légende de Fierabras combinée à celle de la Destruction de Rome.
Incipit:God in glorye of myghteste moost,
that al thinge made in sapience
by vertue of woorde and holy goost,
gyvinge to man grete excellence…
Explicit:… but brynge here soules to goode reste!
That were so worthy in dede.
And gyf vs ioye of the beste,
that of here gestes rede!
Here endithe the Romaunce of the Sowdon of Babyloyne and of Ferumbras his sone who conquerede Rome, And Kynge Charles off Fraunce withe XII Dosyperes toke the Sowdon in the feelde And smote of his heede.
Manuscrits
  1. Princeton, University Library, Garrett, 140, p. 1-41 [⇛ Description]
Éditions anciennes
Éditions modernes
  • The Romaunce of the Sowdone of Babyloyne and of Ferumbras his Sone who Conquerede Rome, London, William Nicol, Shakspeare Press, 1854, [vii] + xii + 137 p. [GB] [IA]
  • The English Charlemagne Romances. Part V. The Romaunce of the Sowdone of Babylone and of Ferumbras his Sone who Conquerede Rome. Re-edited from the unique MS. of the late Sir Thomas Phillipps, with introduction, notes, and glossary, by Emil Hausknecht, London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co. (Early English Text Society. Extra Series, 38), 1881, lxvii + 144 p. [GB] [IA: ex. 1, ex. 2]
    Réimpressions:
    • 1969
    • 2002
  • Middle English Metrical Romances, edited by Walter Hoyt French and Charles Brockway Hale, New York, Prentice Hall, 1930, 2 t. — Réimpr.: New York, Russell and Russell, 1964.
  • Lappert, Stephen F., The Sowdon of Babylon: A Critical Edition, Ph. D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975.
  • Three Middle English Charlemagne Romances, edited by Alan Lupack, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications (Middle English Texts Series), 1990, viii + 207 p. [lib.rochester.edu]
Traductions modernes
Études
  • Mehnert, R., « Alte und neue Fierabras-Fragen », Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, 60, 1940, p. 49-62. [Gallica] DOI: 10.1515/zrph.1940.60.1.29
  • Smyser, H. M., « The Snowdon of Babylon and its author », Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, 13, 1931, p. 185-218.
Répertoires bibliographiques
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 3 janvier 2019