Medieval Arthurian Modern English Translations #1

A Listmania! list by Jim Allan (Toronto, ON Canada)
The list author says: "This is the first of two lists covering books in print currently available from Amazon.com which contain modern English translations of medieval Arthurian tales. (For the continuation list, see Medieval Arthurian Modern English Translations #2.) A few important texts that are not in print but are often available in used condition are also included.

Arthurian books by modern novelists and scholarly texts of commentary and retellings are NOT included (though I have made an exception for some volumes in the ‘Arthurian Period Sources’ series. Nor in general are texts containing the Lancelot or Tristan romances, as to include them would make the list too long. For Lancelot and Tristan see my Medieval Lancelot Modern English Translations list and my Medieval Tristan Modern English Translations list. I have also mostly omitted books in untranslated Middle English. Where the translation appears complete in more than one text, usually only one text appears here. There are a few exceptions."
Arthurian Sources Volume 1: Introduction, Notes and Index
1.  Arthurian Sources Volume 1: Introduction, Notes and Index by John Morris
The list author says:
  "Introduction and notes to this series."
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Arthurian Period Sources Volume 2: Annals and Charters (History from the Sources) (Vol 2)
2.  Arthurian Period Sources Volume 2: Annals and Charters (History from the Sources) (Vol 2) by John Morris
The list author says:
  "Early annals and charters with some Arthurian connection."
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Arthurian Period Sources Volume 3: Persons (History from the Sources) (v. 3)
3.  Arthurian Period Sources Volume 3: Persons (History from the Sources) (v. 3) by John Morris
The list author says:
  "Details of historical persons who may be connected with Arthur."
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Arthurian Sources Volume 4: People & Places and Saxon Archaeology
4.  Arthurian Sources Volume 4: People & Places and Saxon Archaeology by John Morris
The list author says:
  "Discussions of places, peoples, and Saxon archaeology to provide a background to Arthur."
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Arthurian Period Sources Vol 5: Geneaogies and Texts (v. 5)
5.  Arthurian Period Sources Vol 5: Geneaogies and Texts (v. 5) by John Morris
The list author says:
  "Old Welsh genealogical texts and snippets of tradition."
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Arthurian Sources Volume 6: Studies in Dark-Age History
6.  Arthurian Sources Volume 6: Studies in Dark-Age History by John Morris
The list author says:
  "Attempts to make sense out of Dark Age History"
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Arthurian Period Sources: Gildas: The Ruin of Britain and Other Documents (v. 7)
7.  Arthurian Period Sources: Gildas: The Ruin of Britain and Other Documents (v. 7) by M. Winterbottom
The list author says:
  "Gildas’ ‘De Excidio Britanniae’ and some other early texts."
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Arthurian Period Sources Vol 8: Nennius (v. 8)
8.  Arthurian Period Sources Vol 8: Nennius (v. 8) by Nennius
The list author says:
  "The ‘Historia Brittonum’ attributed to Nennius."
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History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum)
9.  History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) by Nennius
The list author says:
  "The earliest history of Britain containing the battle list of Arthur’s battles."
$6.45   Used & New from: $4.96
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Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain
10.  Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain by Rachel Bromwich
The list author says:
  "Ancient Welsh triads, that is lists of persons (and sometimes animals or places or weapons) in groups of three. A lot of Welsh Arthurian material. Lots of notes."
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The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics)
11.  The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics) by Geoffrey of Monmouth
The list author says:
  "The earliest history of ancient Britain containing a purportedly complete, but fantastic, history of Arthur. Titled in Latin as ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’."
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The Life of Merlin, Vita Merlini (Forgotten Books)
12.  The Life of Merlin, Vita Merlini (Forgotten Books) by Geoffrey
The list author says:
  "Geoffrey of Monmouth’s story of Merlin, who was later identified as Merlin the Wild who lived after Arthur’s date. There is some Arthurian material, including a short description of how Arthur was brought to Avalon."
$6.12   Used & New from: $5.21
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Brut Y Brenhinedd Cotton Cleopatra Version
13.  Brut Y Brenhinedd Cotton Cleopatra Version by John Jay (editor and trans.) Parry
The list author says:
  "Generally accepted as a medieval Welsh adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’. Contains bits of extra Welsh tradition."
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Wace's Roman De Brut: A History Of The British (Text and Translation) (University of Exeter Press - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies)
14.  Wace's Roman De Brut: A History Of The British (Text and Translation) (University of Exeter Press - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies) by Wace
The list author says:
  "French text and English translation of the entire work of Wace’s ‘Roman de Brut’, a poetic expansion of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’."
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Brut  Lawman (Everyman's Library (Paper))
15.  Brut Lawman (Everyman's Library (Paper)) by Layamon
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  "A translation of the entire work of Lawman/Layaman’s  ‘Brut’, this being an expansion of Wace’s ‘Roman de Brut’."
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Arthurian Chronicles Roman De Brut
16.  Arthurian Chronicles Roman De Brut by Wace and Layamon
The list author says:
  "The Arthurian portions of two expanded versions of the previous text. Wace’s text is an expansion of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s history, and Layamon/Lawman’s text is an expansion of Wace’s text."
$16.41   Used & New from: $2.95

The Mabinogion (Oxford World's Classics)
17.  The Mabinogion (Oxford World's Classics) by Sioned Davies
The list author says:
  "Contains medieval Welsh tales including the Arthurian tales:1.) ‘Culhwch and Olwen’(very early)
2.) ‘The Dream of Rhonabwy’
3.) ‘Gereint son of Erbin’ (a version of Chrétien’s ‘Erec et Enide’)
4.) ‘The Lady of the Fountain’ (a version of Chrétien’s ‘Yvain’)
5.) ‘Peredur son of Efrawg’ (a version of Chrétien’s ‘Perceval’ with some otherwise unknown knightly adventures.)"
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The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales
18.  The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales by Patrick K. Ford
The list author says:
  "This includes the Arthurian material:
1.) ‘Culhwch and Olwen’
2.) ‘The Tale of Gwion Bach’ and ‘The Tale of Taliesin’."
$26.02   Used & New from: $15.52
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The Lais of Marie de France (Penguin Classics)
19.  The Lais of Marie de France (Penguin Classics) by de France Marie
The list author says:
  "Lays written by Marie de France:
  1.) ‘Prologue’
  2.) ‘Guigemor’
  3.) ‘Equitan’
  4.) ‘La Fresne’(‘The Ash Tree’)
  5.) ‘Bisclaveret’ (‘Were-wolf’)
  6.) ‘Lanval’
  7.) ‘Les Deux Amants’ (‘The Two Lovers’)
  8.) ‘Yonec’
  9.) ‘Laüstic’ (‘Nightingale’)
10.) ‘Milon’
11.) ‘Chaitrevel’ (‘Unfortunate One’)
12.) ‘Chevrefoil’ (‘Honeysuckle’)"
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French Arthurian Literature IV: Eleven Old French Narrative Lays (Arthurian Archives) (v. 4)
20.  French Arthurian Literature IV: Eleven Old French Narrative Lays (Arthurian Archives) (v. 4) by Glyn S. Burgess
The list author says:
  "Eleven narrative lays, not by Marie de France:
  1.) ‘Desiré’
  2.) ‘Tyolet’
  3.) ‘Guingamor’
  4.) ‘Espine’
  5.) 'Doon'
  6.) ‘Lecheor’
  7.) ‘Tydorel’
  8.) ‘Graelent’
  9.) ‘Melion’
10.) ‘Nabaret’
11.) ‘Trot’"
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Arthurian Romances (Everyman S)
21.  Arthurian Romances (Everyman S) by de Troyes Chrétien
The list author says:
  "Five of the earliest Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes:
1.) ‘Erec and Enide’
2.) ‘Cligés’
3.) ‘Lancelot’
4.) ‘Yvain’
5.) ‘Perceval’ (left incomplete)"
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Chrétien de Troyes in Prose: the Burgundian Erec and Cligés (Arthurian Studies)
22.  Chrétien de Troyes in Prose: the Burgundian Erec and Cligés (Arthurian Studies) by de Troyes Chrétien
The list author says:
  "A 15th century prose update of the ‘Erec’ and ‘Cligés’ of the 12th century poet Chrétien de Troyes."
$99.00   Used & New from: $59.00

Arthurian Romances, Tales, and Lyric Poetry: The Complete Works of Hartmann von Aue
23.  Arthurian Romances, Tales, and Lyric Poetry: The Complete Works of Hartmann von Aue by von Aue Hartmann
The list author says:
  "Adaptations of Chrétien de Troyes’ ‘Erec et Enide’ and his ‘Yvain’, retranslated into English, plus translations of Hartmann’s non-Arthurian work."
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German Romance III: Iwein, or The Knight with the Lion (Arthurian Archives)
24.  German Romance III: Iwein, or The Knight with the Lion (Arthurian Archives) by Hartmann von Aue
The list author says:
  "An adaption of Chrétien’s ‘Yvain’ in medieval German, also translated into English."
$99.00   Used & New from: $75.00

Perceval (Arthurian Studies)
25.  Perceval (Arthurian Studies) by Burton Raffel
The list author says:
  "Chrétien’s ‘Perceval’ and generous excerpts from its four continuations including almost all the grail and Perceval material."
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Parzival and Titurel (Oxford World's Classics)
26.  Parzival and Titurel (Oxford World's Classics) by von Eschenbach Wolfram
The list author says:
  "Two works by Wolfram von Eschenbach that retell and complete the ‘Perceval’ of Chrétien de Troyes."
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Ywain & Gawain Sir Percyvell of Gales (Everyman Paperback Classics)
27.  Ywain & Gawain Sir Percyvell of Gales (Everyman Paperback Classics) by Maldwyn Mills
The list author says:
  "Three Middle English Arthurian tales:
1.) ‘Sir Perycvelle of Galles’ (related to Chrétien’s ‘Perceval’)
2.) ‘Ywain and Gawain’ (adapted from Chrétien’s ‘Yvain’)
3.) ‘The Anturs of Arthur’"
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Norse Romance II: The Knights of the Round Table (Arthurian Archives)
28.  Norse Romance II: The Knights of the Round Table (Arthurian Archives) by Marianne E. Kalinke
The list author says:
  "Old Norse adaptations of poems by Chrétien de Troyes and of ‘The Lay of the Short Mantel’:
1.) ‘Möttuls Saga’ (‘The Mantel’s Story’)
2.) ‘Ívens saga’
4.) ‘Percevals saga’ and ‘Valvens þáttr’
5.) ‘Erex saga’
6.) ‘Sikkkju rímur’ (Icelandic metrical version of ‘Möttuls saga’)"
$99.00   Used & New from: $75.00

Norse Romance III: Hærra Ivan (Arthurian Archives)
29.  Norse Romance III: Hærra Ivan (Arthurian Archives) by Marianne Kalinke (general editor)
The list author says:
  "A verse translation of Chrétien’s ‘Yvain’ into medieval Swedish, also translated into English."
$99.00   Used & New from: $50.00

Sir Libeaus Desconus
30.  Sir Libeaus Desconus by Jessie L. Weston
The list author says:
  "The English version of the history of Sir Gawain’s son."
$15.95   Used & New from: $12.83

Wigalois: The Knight of Fortune's Wheel
31.  Wigalois: The Knight of Fortune's Wheel by von Grafenberg Wirnt
The list author says:
  "A German version of the story of Guinglain, Gawain’s son, here called Wigalois, a variant of the French ‘Le Bel Inconnu’."
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Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys (Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's "Morte D'arthur," No. 7)
32.  Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys (Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's "Morte D'arthur," No. 7) by Jessie Laidlay Weston
The list author says:
  "How Gawain gained the love of the Lady of Lys and slew Sir Meliant, and how he later fought Sir Bran of Lys."
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Latin Arthurian Literature (Arthurian Archives)
33.  Latin Arthurian Literature (Arthurian Archives) by Mildred Leake Day
The list author says:
  "Contains in Latin and English translation:
1.) ‘De ortu Waluuanii’ (‘The Rise of Gawain’)
2.) ‘Historia Meriadoci Regis Cambriae’ (‘The Story of Meriadoc, King of Wales’)
3.) ‘Arthurus et Gorlagon Lycanthropus’ (‘Arthur and Gorlagon the Werewolf’)
4.) ‘Draco Normannicus’ (‘Dragon of Normandy’)"
$99.00   Used & New from: $57.57

Three Arthurian Romances (Everyman Library)
34.  Three Arthurian Romances (Everyman Library) by Ross G. Arthur
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  "Contents:
1.) ‘Caradoc’
2.) ‘The Knight with the Sword’
3.) ‘The Perilous Graveyard’"
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