Albina and Her Sisters: The Foundation of Albion - Student by Lisa M. Ruch

By Lisa M. Ruch

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Many cultures, together with Greeks, Romans, French, and British, have taken nice satisfaction in legends that recount the basis in their society. This publication demonstrates the contexts within which a medieval British matriarchal legend, the Albina narrative, was once paired over the years with a patriarchal narrative, which was once already broadly disseminated, resulting in the attribution of British origins to the warrior Brutus. by way of the shut of the center a while, the Albina story had seemed in a number of models 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 center a while to operate as a countrywide starting place legend. Of especial curiosity are the dynamic features 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 center a while of the Albina narrative is attested to via its inclusion in approximately all of the extant manuscripts of the center English Prose Brut, the various French and Latin Bruts, and in various different chronicles and romances. In overall, there are over 230 manuscripts surviving at the present time that include types of the Albina story. regardless of this, even if, fairly little sleek scholarship has eager about this generally disseminated and tailored legend. This ebook presents the first-ever evaluate of the complete Albina culture, from its roots to its eventual dying 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 origin legend are thought of. Folkloric, biblical, and criminal impacts at the improvement of the culture are addressed. the story is seen via various lenses to indicate methods it might probably have functioned or was once positioned to take advantage of within the center a long time. The examine concludes with an summary of the narrative's death within the Renaissance. this can be a worthwhile reference resource for medievalists and different students drawn to chronicle stories, literature, folklore, origin narratives, manuscript experiences, and historiography. it's going to even be worthwhile to paintings historians who desire to learn a number of the depictions of the Albina narrative in illuminated texts. The tale's emphasis on matriarchy and its subversion of the approved societal norm will allure the curiosity of students in feminist reports. 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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