The Story of the Death of Anne Boleyn: A Poem by Lancelot de Carle (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies #580) (Hardcover)

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By JoAnn DellaNeva (Translated by), JoAnn DellaNeva (Memoir by)
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The Story of the Death of Anne Boleyn is a critical edition and translation of a long narrative poem written by the secretary to the French ambassador in London within two weeks of Anne Boleyn’s execution. It was intended as a diplomatic dispatch, relating the astonishing news of the queen’s demise (along with that of five alleged lovers). Uniquely among diplomatic correspondence, this dispatch was written in verse form. It thus straddles the domains of literature and history, of chronicle and fiction.  

The base text for this edition is a previously unstudied manuscript housed at the British Library. Variants are given from all other known manuscripts found in Europe, including several key verses that were previously unpublished and that shed new light on the interpretation of the poem. The book features a sense-for-sense translation into modern English in free verse form, along with extensive explanatory notes. It also provides a study focusing on the historical background to the poem, an essay on the poet and the reception of his work, and a literary analysis of the poem.

About the Author


JoAnn DellaNeva is professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, where she served as associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Arts and Letters and as chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She is the editor of Ciceronian Controversies and the author of Unlikely Exemplars: Reading and Imitating Beyond the Italian Canon in French Renaissance Poetry. 

JoAnn DellaNeva is professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, where she served as associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Arts and Letters and as chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She is the editor of Ciceronian Controversies and the author of Unlikely Exemplars: Reading and Imitating Beyond the Italian Canon in French Renaissance Poetry. 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780866986380
ISBN-10: 0866986383
Publisher: ACMRS Press
Publication Date: December 6th, 2021
Pages: 414
Series: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies