William of Palerne (Middle English) William of Palerne

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Adaptation of the Old French verse romance Guillaume de Palerne

MS in Cambridge, King’s College

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Related: Guillaume de PalerneGuillaume de PalerneOld French romance in verse


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[ed.] Bunt, G. H. V. [ed.], William of Palerne: an electronic edition, Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts, Series A, 3, Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2002. CD.
[ed.] Bunt, G. H. V. [re-ed.], William of Palerne: an alliterative romance, Mediaevalia Groningana, 6, Groningen: Bouma’s Boekhuis, 1985.  
comments: Based on the author's dissertation Groningen
[ed.] Skeat, Walter W. [ed.], The romance of William of Palerne: otherwise known as the romance of ‘William and the Werwolf’: translated from the French at the command of Sir Humphrey de Bohun, about A.D. 1350: to which is added a fragment of the alliterative romance of Alisaunder, translated from the Latin by the same author about A.D. 1340, Early English Text Society, Extra Series, 1, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1898.  
comments: Reprint of the edition from 1867, with a new preface
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