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  • Author:
    Heldris,Sarah Roche-Mahdi
  • ISBN:
    0937191310
  • ISBN13:
    978-0937191316
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  • Publisher:
    Colleagues Pr (June 1, 1992)
  • Pages:
    343 pages
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    Poetry
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The story is amazing, and Ms. Roche-Mahdi is to be highly praised for a job so well executed.

Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance (Medieval Texts and Studies, No 10.

Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance (Medieval Texts and Studies, No 10). by. Heldris de Cornualles.

The Roman de Silence, an Arthurian romance of the thirteenth century, tells of a girl raised as a boy, equally accomplished as a minstrel and knight, whose final task, the capture of Merlin, leads to her unmasking.

Preface; Introduction; Silence: Text and Translation; Appendix: Plot of ""Grisandole""; Notes to the Old French Text; Notes to the Translation; Proper Names; Glossary; Select Bibliography.

Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance. Published by: Michigan State University Press. The Roman de Silence, an Arthurian romance of the thirteenth century, tells of a girl raised as a boy, equally accomplished as a minstrel and knight, whose.

by Sarah Roche-Mahdi. Translator Sarah Roche-Mahdi. Subtitle A Thirteenth-century French Romance. Author Sarah Roche-Mahdi. Translated from French. Place of Publication East Lansing, MI. See details.

Medieval Romances are tales of adventure. Plots can be a religious crusade, a conquest for the knight's king, or the rescue of a captive lady or any combination. Characterized by: 1. Medieval romance usually idealizes chivalry 2. Medieval romance idealizes the hero-knight and his noble deeds 3. An important element of the medieval romance is the knight's love for his lady (courtly love). 4. The settings of medieval romance tend to be imaginary and vague. 5. Medieval romance derives mystery and suspense from supernatural elements. 6. Medieval romance often uses concealed or disguised.

The Old French text of Le Roman de Silence, along with an English translation, can be found in Heldris de Cornuälle, Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance, ed. and trans. Sarah Roche-Mahdi (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1999).

This bilingual edition, a parallel text in Old French and English, is based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, and makes Silence available to specialists and students in various fields of literature and women's studies.      The Roman de Silence, an Arthurian romance of the thirteenth century, tells of a girl raised as a boy, equally accomplished as a minstrel and knight, whose final task, the capture of Merlin, leads to her unmasking.


Balladolbine
Sarah Roche-Mahdi's brilliant dual-language edition of the old French romance called Silence is destined, I am certain, to stand out as a shining example of how all medieval texts should be brought before the general public's attention. Everything you need is here, and thankfully, in a concise and clear form - discussion of the text, the possible history of the text, and the invaluable presence of the original language of the poem. The story is amazing, and Ms. Roche-Mahdi is to be highly praised for a job so well executed. (I wish she would work on translating L'Estoire Merlin!)...
Hellmaster
There are many aspects to this story of Silence.
Parents overwhelming love for their daughter, concealing her sex in order for her not to loose her inheritance after the king's decree.
A child's obedience to her parents, loyalty to the king, as well a a very humble servant of the poor.For the love of one, she/he became servant of all.
Her sacrifice is beyond comprehension. I imagine it had to have been extremely difficult for her to supress and deal beautifully her feminine emotions and needs all for the restoration of the rightful inheritance of women. Her good and courageous deeds won her the reversal of the King's decree and the love of the king as well. A very easy and delightful read. I will read it again.
Heraly
I thought the story "Silence" was very good, surprisingly interesting and engaging given its age. Its plot was not unlike many modern tales, which I found interesting also.

If I have one complaint, it is that the translator used some seemingly too modern vocabulary in her translation, like "hit the road," though I suppose there could be something quite similar in old French usage.

The most amusing part is the introduction, that among other things, mentioned that the story shows a hatred for women. They describe insults from the story against women. As a woman, I thought "Yeah, seems about right for a book written in that time." But lo and behold, turns out, the writer threw only as many insults towards evil women as he lavished great praises upon the women of good virtue. And he even said as much at the end, almost as if he were speaking in reply to the introduction. Didn't do him much good, though, they didn't listen. ;)

About the story, it was much better than I expected, with lots of excitement (never a dull moment) and strong characters. My main disappointment was the end, but I'll leave that to be discovered.

Cheers!
Nejind
I had to read "Silence" for a Medieval Lit Class a couple semesters ago and have since loaned it to several people. It is a very interesting book that focuses on gender roles in Medieval Times and Silence is a compelling character. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading and especially people who are interested in French/English translations.
Seevinev
Wonderful medieval romance tale. Relatively newly discovered, now in English.
Gogul
At times the story is a little slow and I know all the controversy surrounding it. Despite all of that, though, I think this is one of the greatest things I've ever read. It's one of the funniest poems/ stories I've ever read.
Umdwyn
Perfect, I got it for a class, but then I fell in love with it. Beautiful, funny story that everyone should read.
Interesting glimpse into feminist, medieval writing.