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Le traitement des paragraphes 80 à 88 de l’Historia regum Britannie dans le « Brut » islandais

Abstract : Abstract Hélène TÉTREL, How chapters 80 to 88 of Historia regum Britannie were dealt with in the Old Icelandic « Brut » There are many vernacular adaptations of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britannie. The Icelandic Saga of the Britons is kept in four medieval manuscripts which all offer variants and/or lacunae in comparison to the Latin original. This article first deals with the manuscript tradition of the saga, then focuses on the episode told in Geoffrey’s chapters 80 to 88. In these chapters, the story of Saint Ursula is linked to that of the expedition and the migration to Brittany. As kept in two manuscripts transmitting each a different version (though both originally go back to a first, now lost, translation into Old Icelandic), they offer interesting characteristics: the treatment of the Armorican episode is equally inconsistent in both versions, and both versions show use of additional, hagiographical material in the Ursula story, materials which are shared by other Icelandic medieval texts.
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Hélène Tétrel. Le traitement des paragraphes 80 à 88 de l’Historia regum Britannie dans le « Brut » islandais. Études celtiques, Droz, 2016, numéro XLII, p.185-211. ⟨hal-02500015⟩



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