A critical edition of La Chevalerie d'Ogier de Danemarche

dc.contributor.advisorKibler, William W., 1942-en
dc.creatorGwin, Anne Elizabethen
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is a critical edition of La Chevalerie d’Ogier de Danemarche, a chanson de geste of the early thirteenth century. The Chevalerie survives in five manuscripts, which may be divided into two families. I chose to edit the older version, which is contained in three manuscripts. Ogier the Dane makes his first appearance in the Chanson de Roland in the eleventh century, later becoming one of Charlemagne’s twelve peers, and he is mentioned in many other Old French epics. His frequent appearances in medieval literature make La Chevalerie d’Ogier de Danemarche an excellent candidate for study. However, literary criticism requires a trustworthy edition from which to work. The two previous editions of the Chevalerie are unsuited to the demands of modern scholarship. The first, that of Joseph Barrois (1842) mixes two manuscripts almost indiscriminately, with no attempt at ordering variants; in v addition, Barrois was unaware of the third manuscript in this family. The second edition, that of Mario Eusebi (1963), includes only a few variants, and ignores the many interpolations found in the manuscript tradition. Furthermore, Eusebi does not include a glossary, nor do his textual notes elucidate many of the more difficult passages of this text. I therefore chose to reedit this important text, including all interpolations and significant variants, with textual notes focusing on cultural and linguistic discoveries of the last forty years. I include a glossary with unusual or idiosyncratic forms of common words, as well as a list of proper names and a list of proverbs and sententious sayings used in the text.
dc.description.departmentFrench and Italianen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectEpic literature, Frenchen
dc.titleA critical edition of La Chevalerie d'Ogier de Danemarcheen
thesis.degree.departmentFrench and Italianen
thesis.degree.disciplineFrench and Italianen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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