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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Gesta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
His most important work is the Gesta regum Anglorum, a history of the kings of England from 449 to 1127, with its continuation, Historia novella (ed.
His Gesta Friderici is a contemporary account of Frederick, and his Pantheon, a universal history, freely mixes fact with legend.
A monk of Christ Church, Cambridge, he wrote an account of the reigns of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I. His Chronica is an ecclesiastical history of Canterbury, the Gesta regum a history of the kings of England into the reign of John.
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 Gesta Romanorum - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The style is barbarous, and the narrative ability of the compiler seems to vary with his source; but he has managed to bring together a considerable variety of excellent material.
Oesterley recognizes an English group of manuscripts (written always in Latin), a German group (sometimes in Latin and sometimes in German), and a group which is represented by the vulgate or common printed text.
See also Warton, "On the Gesta Romanorum", dissertation iii., prefixed to the History of English Poetry; Douce, Illustrations of Shakespeare, vol.
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 Gesta Romanorum
Der Artikel Gesta Romanorum gehört zur Kategorie: Literarisches Werk, Mittelalter (Literatur), Literatur (14.
Jahrhunderts bis in den Barock in wechselnder Gestalt weite Verbreitung fand.
Giovanni Boccaccio und William Shakespeare zum Beispiel wie auch Hans Sachs nutzten die Gesta Romanorum als Stoffsammlung und ergiebige Quelle für ihr literarisches Schaffen.
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 §9. "Gesta Romanorum;" John de Bromyarde; "The Childhood of Jesus". XVII. Later Transition English. Vol. 1. From ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gesta Romanorum; John de Bromyarde; The Childhood of Jesus.
Early preachers and homilists were only too willing to seize hold of stories from every quarter in order to “point the moral,” and their collections have served many ends different from the purpose designed.
If the “moral” attached to each tale, and dragged in, often, on the most flimsy excuse, be ignored, the tales of the Gesta Romanorum become readable, for they are often excellently, even though baldly, told.
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 Gesta Romanorum - LoveToKnow 1911
GESTA ROMANORUM, a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales, probably compiled about the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th.
Critical editions of the Latin text have been produced by A. Keller (Stuttgart, 1842) and Oesterley (Berlin, 1872).
See also Warton, "On the Gesta Romanorum," dissertation iii., prefixed to the History of English Poetry; Douce,.
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 Gesta Romanorum Criticism and Essays
The recurrent theme pervading the Gesta Romanorum is the need to live a virtuously obedient life through the practice of Christian piety for the accomplishment of personal salvation.
The multitude of manuscript copies and printed editions of the Gesta Romanorumconfirms the observation of Charles Swan that the “Gesta Romanorum was one of the most applauded compilations of the Middle Ages.” Although it is not so popular with readers today, Gesta Romanorum continues to inspire scholars and critical debate.
More recent criticism has focused on the literary aspects of the Gesta Romanorum, with Diane Speed examining the medieval romance motifs that appear in the work, and John Weld and Shirley Marchalonis analyzing the discrepancy between the actual content of each tale and the moral and didactic purpose it was intended to serve.
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 Bibliography and Sources
The earliest version is found in the Gesta Romanorum.
Fox to the Gesta Romanorum, but I have not found it in any of the versions of the Gesta that I know.
An early version is found in the Gesta Romanorum.
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 GESTA ROMANORUM - Online Information article about GESTA ROMANORUM
GESTA ROMANORUM, a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales, probably compiled about the end of the 13th See also:
Warton, " On the Gesta Romanorum," dissertation iii., prefixed to the History of English See also:
Club edition of The Old English Versions of the Gesta Romanorum (1838).
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 Medieval Latin Online (University of Oklahoma)
The background of the Gesta Romanorum is very hard to establish: it is late medieval collection of tales and legends that was assembled perhaps in the thirteenth century.
Another distinctive feature of the Gesta is the immense variety of stories that it includes: there are lives of the saints, Aesop's fables, historical legends about the Greeks and Romans, strange stories about animals (like in the Physiologus), jokes, and mystical riddles.
In order to give you some background for the Gesta Romanorum, I have made a list of some of the other important story collections that circulated in the ancient world, and some important story collections of the European Middle Ages.
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 Magyar Néprajzi Lexikon /
Ezek közül legjelentősebb a Sztárai-kódex (1474), amely a Gesta Romanorumon kívül a Historia Septem Sapientumot (→ Ponciánus históriája) és a Historia Trojanat is tartalmazza.
Közl., 1891); Lázár Béla: A Gesta Romanorum hatása a magyar népköltészetre (Ethn., 1891); Gesta Romanorum (Fordította Haller János, kiadta Katona Lajos, RMKT 18.
Bp., 1900); Tímár Kálmán: Magyar szentek legendái és a Gesta Romanorum (Ethn., 1910); Tímár Kálmán: Párhuzamok a Gesta Romanorum történeteihez (Ethn., 1911); Katona Lajos: A Gesta Romanorum (Irodalmi tanulmányai, II.
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 Gesta Romanorum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Giovanni Boccaccio, William Shakespeare, aber auch Hans Sachs nutzten die Gesta Romanorum quasi als Stoffsammlung als ergiebige Quellen für ihr eigenes literarisches Schaffen.
Udo Gerdes, Artikel "Gesta Romanorum", in: Verfasserlexikon Bd.
Artikel "Gesta Romanorum", in: Enzyklopädie des Märchens, Bd.
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 Gesta Romanorum
The first motif is that of a person being swallowed by a big fish or a whale and the second is that of a test involving three chests.
In the Gesta Romanorum, there are three vessels, one of gold, one silver and a third lead.
These caskets bear more resemblance to the Gesta Romanorum than any of the other tales; the inscriptions on the silver casks are almost verbatim.
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 Gesta Romanorum — Infoplease.com
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 Excerpts from the Gesta Romanorum, Select Bibliography and Notes
Gesta Romanorum: A Record of Auncient Histories Newly Perused by Richard Robinson (1595).
A Middle English Version of the Gesta Romanorum, Uppsala: University of Stockholm, 1971.
Gesta Romanorum Linguae Polonicae (1543): cum fontibus latinis et bohemicis.
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 Notes to The Husband of Aglaes by From “Gesta Romanorum”. Matthews, Brander. 1907. The Short-Story
Notes to The Husband of Aglaes by From “Gesta Romanorum”.
Of these medieval collections of fragmentary fiction the most famous is that called “Gesta Romanorum,” compiled apparently toward the end of the thirteenth century and most probably in England.
But as presented here, it is merely the bald plot of a story, told with no appreciation of its possibilities, with no feeling for dramatic effect, and with no realization of individual character.
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 Llewellyn and His Dog Gellert
I have used the following edition: Gesta Romanorum; or, Entertaining Moral Stories, translated from the Latin by Charles Swan (London: George Bell and Sons, 1877), pp.
The Gesta Romanorum or Deeds of the Romans was compiled in Latin in the early fourteenth century by an English cleric.
A farmer who had gone into his field to mend a gap in one of his fences, found at his return the cradle in which he had left his only child asleep turned upside down, the clothes all torn and bloody, and his dog lying near it, besmeared also with blood.
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 Gesta Romanorum - Latin Teaching Materials Edition
In cuius medio stetit quaedam imago, quae dea Romanorum vocabatur et tenebat pomum aureum in manu sua, et per circuitum palacii imago cuiuslibet regionis ligneam campanam manu tenens.
Legitur in gestis Romanorum, quod inter duos fratres erat tanta discordia, quod unus fere omnes terras alterius destruxit.
This text is taken from Die Gesta Romanorum Nach der Innsbrucker Handschrift vom Jahre 1342, edited by Wilhelm Dick (Erlangen and Leipzig: A Deichert'sche Verlagsbucch.
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 AllRefer.com - Gesta Romanorum (Classical Literature) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Gesta Romanorum (Classical Literature) - Encyclopedia
Gesta Romanorum[jes´tu rO´´munOr´um] Pronunciation Key, medieval collection of Latin stories.
Although the title means "Deeds of the Romans," the tales have very little to do with actual Roman history.
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 Gesta Romanorum Summary
In the essay below, Bourne examines the themes and sources of a number of tales in the Gesta Romanorum.
In the following essay, Kahrl links sixteenth-century jest-books to the Gesta Romanorum, comparing the tales and exempla appearing in those books with tales in the Gesta Romanorum and similar collections.
In the following essay, Maurer examines how William Morris used tales from the Gesta Romanorum in his The Earthly Paradise.
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 "Tales or the Monks" or "The Gesta Romanorum& - www.ezboard.com
This is an archived string from the SurLaLune Fairy Tales Discussion Board.
It is a fascinating read though, realizing that Shakespeare used it for his source materials.
A link citing the Gesta as one of the sources for the Merchant of Venice (and some Latin Gesta stories): www.unibas.ch/shine/links...chant.html
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 Gesta Principum Polonorum by Anonymus Books, Book Price Comparison at 130 bookstores
Gesta Principum Polonorum: The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
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 El Conde Lucanor
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: - Gesta Romanorum - A group of popular medieval fables similar to the works of the Brothers Grimm.
Gesta Romanorum Quotes - Bartlett´s Familiar Quotations from the Gesta Romanorum.
Britannica.com - Gesta Romanorum - Britannica.com´s article on the Gesta Romanorum.
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 GESTA ROMANORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ceir yn y Gesta ddetholiad o chwedlau wedi’u seilio ar ddamhegion dwyreiniol, moeswersi’r mynaich, ystorïau clasurol, hanesion brudwyr, traddodiadau poblogaidd a ffynonellau eraill.
Cyflwynir yma destun beirniadol o’r Gesta Cymraeg a geir yn un llawysgrif yn unig, sydd yn llaw Llywelyn Siôn ac wedi’i dyddio i 1600.
Rhoddir ystyriaeth i le’r Gesta yn nhraddodiad llenyddol Morgannwg a sut mae’n goleuo cyflwr yr iaith Gymraeg yn ne Cymru yn yr unfed ganrif ar bymtheg, a datgelir pwysigrwydd y casgliad yn y ffordd mae’n cyfuno dau genre, sef rhyddiaith grefyddol ac adrodd chwedlau.
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 Coming out of the Middle Ages
The inscription refers to the bell being donated by the pope and to the right of the name of the pope you can see his coat of arms, while to the left you can see a papal symbol.
Clemens V (Bertrand de Goth 1305 - 1314) click here to see his coat of arms in the Bishop's palace of Perugia.
Clemens VI (Pierre Roger de Beaufort 1342 - 1352) click here to see his coat of arms in the Palace of the Popes in Avignon.
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 Bird's Three Precepts: Folktales of type 150
The nightingale is Christ, and man attempts to kill him as often as he sins.
Source: Gesta Romanorum, translated by Charles Swan (London: George Bell and Sons, 1877), no. 167, pp.
The Gesta Romanorum or "Deeds of the Romans" is a collection of some 283 legends and fables.
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 Apollonius of Tyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Latin Apollonius eventually became part of the immensely popular compilation known as the Gesta Romanorum (as Chapter 153 of the printed Latin editions; see Herrtage 1879 for discussion).
It was primarily from a Latin prose version of the Historia Apollonii Tyrii that John Gower created the next great English version, in the late 14th century (Confessio Amantis Book VIII, lines 271-2008; ed.
A Primer of Medieval Latin: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry.
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 Exploiting Ovid:
Allegorizing Arthurian material provided some of the same satisfactions, and the Vulgate Arthurian Cycle certainly offers some imaginative work with sex and violence, but the characters themselves are not constantly engaged in transactions with divinities who transform them utterly.
The stories in the Gesta Romanorum show some of the same limitations of the Arthurian material, although occasionally, as Thomas Mann reminded us by writing The Holy Sinner, a saint's life can produce some truly strange resonances.
For the most part, however, the stories in the Gesta Românorum too often show their musty origins in the limited imaginations that produce legal puzzles.
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 Amazon.ca: Gesta Romanorum or Entertaining Moral Stories Invent by the Monks: Books: Wynnard Hooper,Charles Swan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Amazon.ca: Gesta Romanorum or Entertaining Moral Stories Invent by the Monks: Books: Wynnard Hooper,Charles Swan
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Gesta Romanorum or Entertaining Moral Stories Invent by the Monks (Hardcover)
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 Mark Twain and the "Gesta Romanorum" (The Nation, March 22, 1919)
Mark Twain and the "Gesta Romanorum" (The Nation, March 22, 1919)
The posthumous publication of Mark Twain's remarkable satiric romance, "The Mysterious Stranger," aroused a good deal of curiosity as to the purpose and origin of a book so different in quality from most of its author's writings.
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