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TRANSLATING TRISTAN: RECONSIDERING MEDIEVAL TRANSLATIONS OF THE TRISTAN AND ISOLDE STORY

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Material Information

Title:
TRANSLATING TRISTAN: RECONSIDERING MEDIEVAL TRANSLATIONS OF THE TRISTAN AND ISOLDE STORY
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
McArthur, Holly
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Medieval and Renaissance Studies, French Literature
Faculty Sponsor:
Benes, Carrie

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This thesis examines three medieval versions of the Tristan and Isolde story: Brother Robert’s 1226 Old Norse Tristrams saga ok Ísöndar, the French prose Tristan (c. 1230–5), and the Tavola Ritonda (Italy, early to mid-fourteenth century). My study of these texts focuses on the way in which medieval authors approached translation as its own creative process, for example changing a narrative to make a story more suitable for new audiences in different cultural and political environments. Tristrams saga demonstrates the Norse appropriation of Angevin court culture carried out by King Håkon IV Håkonsson in support of a changing political system; the French prose Tristan shows how later forms of the Tristan narrative were affected by changes in French law, politics, and literary convention; and the Tavola Ritonda reinterprets elements of both the prose Tristan and the twelfth-century verse versions for the entertainment of its new Italian audience. I study each of these translations in its own context to understand the wider implications of changes to narrative form and function, and, in doing so, argue that these texts are far more original than scholars have previously recognized.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Holly McArthur
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Benes, Carrie

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 M43
System ID:
AA00024770:00001

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