By Lisa M. Ruch

ISBN-10: 1604978597

ISBN-13: 9781604978599

Many cultures, together with Greeks, Romans, French, and British, have taken nice satisfaction in legends that recount the root in their society. This e-book demonstrates the contexts within which a medieval British matriarchal legend, the Albina narrative, used to be paired over the years with a patriarchal narrative, which used to be already broadly disseminated, resulting in the attribution of British origins to the warrior Brutus. by means of the shut of the center a while, the Albina story had seemed in a number of types in French, Latin, English, Welsh, and Dutch. This learn investigates the classical roots of the narrative and the methods it was once manipulated within the heart a long time to operate as a countrywide beginning legend. Of especial curiosity are the dynamic traits of the textual content: the way it was once tailored over the span of 2 centuries to fulfill the altering wishes of medieval writers and audiences. The forex within the heart a long time of the Albina narrative is attested to through its inclusion in approximately the entire extant manuscripts of the center English Prose Brut, some of the French and Latin Bruts, and in quite a few different chronicles and romances. In overall, there are over 230 manuscripts surviving this present day that include types of the Albina story. regardless of this, although, particularly little sleek scholarship has eager about this extensively disseminated and tailored legend. This e-book offers the first-ever assessment of the total Albina culture, from its roots to its eventual death as a popularly accredited narrative. The Classical foundation of the narrative within the Hypermnestra tale and the methods it used to be manipulated within the medieval period to operate as a countrywide beginning legend are thought of. Folkloric, biblical, and criminal impacts at the improvement of the culture are addressed. the story is seen via quite a few lenses to indicate methods it can have functioned or was once placed to exploit within the center a long time. The examine concludes with an summary of the narrative's loss of life within the Renaissance. it is a invaluable reference resource for medievalists and different students drawn to chronicle reviews, literature, folklore, beginning narratives, manuscript reviews, and historiography. it is going to even be priceless to artwork historians who desire to examine a few of the depictions of the Albina narrative in illuminated texts. The tale's emphasis on matriarchy and its subversion of the permitted societal norm will allure the curiosity of students in feminist stories. because the first research of the Albina culture as an entire, it will likely be a worthwhile cornerstone for later studies.

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