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  1. says:

    Very odd, but popular medieval English work it survives in a relatively large number of manuscripts and is mostly fictional It is an entirely remarkable book coming from a remarkable place, from the edge of Norman rule it creates or assumes a new identity, rooted in the mythical past of Wales but looking deep into mainland Europe Britain is the island of immigrants, but Merlin provides an autochthonous voice naturally evil advisors try to trick the king into murdering him, but the boy merlin outwits them and orders that a great pit be dug in which the assembled notables see two dragons coiled together all the symbolism bangs our heads on the notion of rootedness, which itself is a curious turn of events in a text dedicated to one of King Henry I s many bastard children Not that Geoffrey suggests that the new comers graft themselves onto the ancient root stock, no in a twist he uses the career of King Arthur specifically the part were he rampages with a victorious army across France to demonstrate political continuity despite changing identities the Norman Kings did as the Angevin kings would do just as Arthur did and protect power out deep into mainland Europe from among the deep roots of the mountains of Wales It is a slightly odd vision maybe and yet at this time such voices from the fringes were carrying odd legends deep into the European mainstream which pop up in Chr tien de Troyes among others to haunt our imaginations for centuries to come.


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    This book is not only about OrIt is about a bunch of crazy people that lived throughout the history of Britain, all the way to the time this book was written and the hopeful return of the Once and Future King , from the Trojans to the Anglo Saxons, with a lot of myth mixed in The book itself is very inaccurate, but it has early accounts of King Lear and Arthur Pendragon, so I do not care how imprecise it is, I love it I mean, Monmouth said that someone gave him the text for him to translate This is required reading for every Arthurian Legend Lover Because It Is Amazing Because I Say So


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    Si fuimos capaces de vencer en batallas de tanto fuste, obtendremos sin duda el triunfo en sta m s ligera, si ponemos igual empe o en aplastar a esos afeminados Cu ntos honores les aguardan si obedecen fielmente mis rdenes, como leales camaradas que son Tan pronto los hayamos derrotado, nos pondremos en marcha hacia Roma una vez all , conquistaremos la ciudad, y cuando la hayamos conquistado, entraremos en posesi n de todo lo que encierra suyos ser n el oro y la plata, los palacios, las torres, los castillos, ciudades y dem s tesoros de los vencidos Esta Historia de los reyes de Britania conocida cl sicamente como Historia Regum Britanniae fue escrita por el cl rigo Godofredo de Monmouth aproximadamente en el 1136 donde cuenta la historia de la antigua Inglaterra Me interes al poder encontrar la versi n en espa ol de esta obra que sirve de base para asentar la leyenda del rey Arturo, que a su vez inspir numerosas interpretaciones sobre todo francesas de Mar a de Francia en sus Lais y de Chr tien de Troyes en sus novelas sobre el ciclo art rico, donde ya se ti en ambas de un componente m s rom ntico y caballeresco de alguna manera anacr nico pero que nutre la leyenda tal y como muchos la conocemos ahora Estas obras todav a no las he le do y las tengo en pendiente por lo que leer la Historia de los reyes de Britania me ha sido muy interesante.Monmouth cuenta en este relato que m s parece cr nica a manera de historia, a manera de relato mitol gico tal cual como leer a Apolodoro o a Julio C sar, la historia de los reyes que han gobernado a la Inglaterra antigua llamada Britania, a ra z de su primer digamos fundador que es Bruto Este personaje es emparentado como bisnieto del troyano Eneas, que as como l tuvo que hacer muchos viajes para poder llegar al fin desde Italia hasta la isla de Breta a, durante su viaje mostr un valor, crueldad y poder fuera de lo normal y cuando lleg a la lejana isla que cuentan estaba habitada por gigantes la desaloj y posteriormente la empez a poblar con supuestamente los sobrevivientes de los troyanos y sus descendientes A partir de ah nos viene un sinf n de reyes que pasaron, muchos de ellos dieron su trono a su hermano, a su hijo, sus hijos muchas veces se pelearon entre ellos desatando numerosas guerras civiles, es imposible recordar desde luego todo lo que acontece a pesar que el autor nombra de vez en cuando sucesos contempor neos como la predicaci n de los profetas jud os, el nacimiento de Jes s y un largo etc tera.Pasan por este listado el famoso rey Lear que la verdad salt unas p ginas hasta leer primero la tragedia de Shakespeare , luego los hermanos muy belicosos Belino y Brenio quienes en alg n momento invadieron Francia y luego Roma misma Posterior a ello viene la conquista romana por Julio C sar, nos describen de buena manera las invasiones dirigidas por ste y c mo le fue dif cil llegar a conquistar la isla Debo necesariamente leer documentos hist ricos para ver el grado de parcialidad con los ingleses desde luego Y despu s viene la invasi n Sajona alemanes b rbaros que fue una de las m s duras para los ingleses En realidad todo el libro es un conjunto de matanzas, traiciones, guerras que fueron interesantes aunque no est n tan bien descritas como uno quisiera t ctica sobre todo , los caudillos permanentemente pierden la cabeza por el oro, las tierras o alguna mujer y eso tiene mucho de medieval en realidad por lo que mucho de lo que se cuenta debe tener bastante de verdad.Tras mucho tiempo de invasi n sajona aparece Arturo, personaje que re ne todas las cualidades posibles para ser un gran monarca y desde luego cuenta con la protecci n divina No lo dije pero desde mucho tiempo los britanos se convirtieron al catolicismo por lo que la narraci n tiene bastante de religiosa y relaciona los hechos a todo ello Tambi n se habla del mago Merl n y muchas otras cosas m s que no veo necesidad de contar.En realidad me ha gustado mucho, tiene un estilo directo, simple, te narra los acontecimientos principales aunque a veces en 10 l neas ya han pasado 5 reyes y los excesivos nombres confunden y marean un poco Sin embargo el conocer el origen de la leyenda del rey Arturo, la poca participaci n de lo m gico en su relato desde luego se habla de Excalibur, Merl n pero no tanto como creo en los libros posteriores de la leyenda art rica le da ese aspecto medieval, oscuro, terrestre y b rbaro que se me hace muy real Desde luego ya estoy listo para poder leer m s libros sobre este ciclo heroico.


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    Rule Brittania14 February 2018 Siem Reap Maybe I should have written my review on A Farewell to Arms on Valantine s Day as opposed to some semi mythological text about a bunch of British kings that probably never existed, but then again I ve never been a big fan of Valantine s Day, especially when I started working only to discover that in an office environment you suddenly have this huge competition among the ladies as to whose partner loves them the most based on the biggest bunch of flowers I still remember that first Valantine s Day, seeing lady after ladying going down stairs and returning with a bunch of flowers, and one particular woman going down three times, returning with ever bigger bunches and it was from the same person, or so she claimed Anyway, this is the second time I ve read this book, and the first time I absolutely loved it, but then again back then I was one of those people who believed anything At that time I never realised that Britain was originally colonised by the Trojans, that the British were the ones who sacked Rome and that Brennius was a Brit as opposed to a Gaul Nor did I realise that Constantine was a Brit, and that it was King Arthur that brought an end to the Roman Empire Well, as it turns at I m not entirely sure whether that really is the case anyway, but as Chopper Read once said, why let the truth get in the way of a good yarn So, the Historia Regum Britanae was a history written by Geoffrey of Monmouth sometime in the 10th Century, which puts it after the Norman invasion Geoffrey, in his introduction, explains that he was always interested in who the kings of Britain were before the Roman invasion, and while he had been doing some research on the kings that came later namely referring to sources such as Bede, Nennias, and Gildas , he was mystified as to what went on before Well, to his surprise he was handed a mysterious Red Book, which gave him his answers so he then proceeded to write his own history While many of his claims are dubious in the least, I suspect that this red book may have actually existed It is a great story, and a great history, though Geoffrey focuses on battles as opposed to any real philosophical or political dialogue In this text we learn of the origins of the British people they were Trojan A man named Brutus, who was about two generations after Aeneas, accidentally killed his mother and father so was exiled He took a group with him to Greece to establish a new land, and in doing so went to war with his neighbours In a act of deceit he slaughtered some of his enemies, only to be told that it would be best to leave because he had pretty much upset everybody else around him and that he would never have any rest from war if he remained So he travelled around, landing in some places only to discover that the locals really didn t want him there, so instead of wasting manpower by constantly fighting, he moved on until he came to the British Isles As we make our way through the history we encounter Brennius, the aforementioned Gaul who sacked Rome, except that he wasn t a Gaul but actually a Briton We encounter King Lear however in this text it is Leir , who doesn t go mad in the moors and ends up dying along with all of his daughters, but flees to France, raises an army, and returns and reclaims his kingdom We also encounter the Roman invasion of Britain, but Geoffrey writes this from the perspective of the British, and thus paints them as being much capable, and unified as opposed to the tribal structure that historians believe was actually the case Finally, as we come to the 4th Century, we encounter the famous Uther Pendragon which he suggests is a corruption of the name Uther ben Dragon, or son of the Dragon , who as a child flees to France when his Uncle Vortigern seizes the throne for himself This then sets the stage for the final part of the book, where there is a constant struggle between the British and the Saxons, where in the end, as we all know, the Saxons win and the British are confirmed to a small section of the island that we now know as Wales it is Geoffrey s assertion that the Welsh are the true descendants of the Britons There is a suggestion that this history is the springboard for the Arthurian romances that come into play in both England and France I noticed that when I read Bede, he skips over the period of time where Geoffrey places the story of Arthur I suspect Geoffrey used this jump to insert the story which probably was in the form of an oral legend at the time anyway, or at least in that Little Red Book , and it is one of the longest in the book Geoffrey s account goes that Vortigern was ruling the island with an iron fist and with the help of the Saxons, but the alliance was coming apart When Uther and his older brother Aurelius, came of age, they returned and fought against Vortigern and the Saxons, and of course won However, both of them died, and this is where Arthur ascends the throne Arthur does have a powerful sword, but it isn t Excalibur, nor does he pull it from a stone Merlin also appears, but he has to do with Vortigern and Uther than he does with Arthur though Geoffrey does make mention that they do meet on one occasion Interestingly there is an entire chapter dedicated to a series of apocalyptic style prophecies told by Merlin, who foresees the coming of Arthur The way these prophecies are written suggest a heavy Biblical influence though Geoffrey does refer to Biblical events as he is telling his story The story of the cuckolding of Arthur does not appear here, however while Arthur is away in France fighting the Romans, he does leave Mordred in charge of Britain along with Guinevere Once the Romans had been dealt with, he discovers that Mordred had claimed the throne of Britain for himself, so he returns with an army to take it back, which could flag the Lancelot affair down the track Interestingly, I notice that Arthur is basically perpetually at war, but then again this isn t so much a defensive war because not only does he invade Gaul Geoffrey seems to use Gaul and France interchangeably , but he goads the Romans into attacking him as well Thus it is not surprising that we he eventually dies sort of he is mortally wounded and taken off to Avalon never to be seen again, sort of because the suggesting is that he may return , it is in battle I suspect that this work is very much like the Aenead was to Rome, and I do note that Geoffrey does start his book from where the Aenead ends In one sense he is claiming British heritage from the Romans, thus suggesting, that like Rome, Britain is destined for greatness While many of his battles aren t resounding victories, and his kings immortal killing machines, he does have the British conquer large swathes of Europe at least three times, as well as making certain well known figures British Mind you, this was the 10th Century, and Britain had just been conquered by the Normans except, they were really British Geoffrey seems to refer back to a part of France called Little Britain or Brittany as it is known today In a way what Geoffrey seems to be trying to establish here is not so much a justification for the Norman invasion that had happened about fifty years ago, but probably still in living memory of many of the older people but rather suggesting that Britain was now returning to her original roots, and the Saxon domination now being over turned Then again, the Norman invasion, within a a couple of hundred years, suddenly evolved into a struggle between the English and the French, and a part of me wonders whether the Historia Regum Brittanae was playing in the back of the king s minds, particularly since that for quite a while Geoffrey s text was considered history and I believe even Holinshed includes Brutus in his history.


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    Au XII me si cle, en Angleterre, quelques d cennies apr s l invasion normande de Guillaume le Conqu rant, Geoffroy de Monmouth, clerc rudit, r digea cette Histoire des rois de Bretagne afin de doter sa nation de toute le lustre d une antiquit riche en hauts faits A l instar d un Virgile, il invente une dynastie qu il fait remonter l ancienne Troie, et lui donne la m me parent que celle de la ville ternelle On d couvre ainsi l origine du Roi Lear qui a ici trois fille, et non trois fils comme dans Kurosawa Les luttes avec Ca us C sar sont pr sent es sous un jour nouveau, ou le conqu rant n arrache la victoire qu la faveur d une trahison, apr s avoir essuy maintes d faites On trouve galement le fameux Merlin, Uther Pendragon et le Roi Arthur, tels qu ils seront d crits par les plumes enthousiastes et habiles de Robert de Boron et de Chr tien de Troyes Les exploits d Arthur le conduiront menacer la puissante Rome, avant qu il ne soit bless et ne p risse en l le d Avalon, et que les Celtes ne succombent sous les assauts de la peste, des Pictes, des Angles, des Saxons, des Danois et autres Germains.


  6. says:

    It s best to stick to the Penguin version This one is from Createspace, a subsidiary of a large retailer.


  7. says:

    Ova knjiga je fascinantan spoj istorije i fikcije U ivanje za ljubitelje njihovog spoja.


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    it is easier for a kite to be made to act like a sparrow hawk than for a wise man to be fashioned at short notice from a peasant He who offers any depth of wisdom to such a person is acting as though he were throwing a pearl among swine Well, the short way to express my opinion of The History of the Kings of Britain is simply to say this this book is a big freakin deal Although this account is not seen as anything than fiction or at the most very, very twisted bits and pieces of truth, I have to hand it to Geoffrey of Monmouth that it covers a very long span of time and manages to remain interesting through and through Going into History, I knew there was going to be talk of Merlin and Arthur, which got me all excited to begin with But to find out that the story of King Lear was told as well That completely blew my mind Not only does the reader get the bit of the story that Shakespeare adapted into his famous tragedy, but also the aftermath of how it all went down As to not ramble for too long, I can summarize my thoughts I love knowing that History is a big deal for Arthurian nerds such as Tennyson and even as far back as Malory himself I also love knowing that the Bard got one of his stories from the same exact work How amazing is that Now, History s account of Arthur is not nearly as embellished or famous as Malory s, of course, but one of the biggest highlights of the novel as a whole is Geoffrey s depiction of Merlin, from his origin to his prophecies Although some of the symbolism in the chapter about Merlin s prophecies is somewhat undecipherable to modern day scholars, a lot of it has to do with events to come later in Geoffrey s account or even events that took place in Geoffrey s lifetime or soon before it I do also appreciate how Geoffrey implements the use of Biblical events to give the reader an idea of what was going on in other parts of the world at the same time as events in Britain To me, that helps me to put everything into perspective, as well as see at what approximate time Christianity began to spread northward and westward.


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    This is a very interesting read, especially for Arthurian buffs The book s description of Geoffrey as a sometimes less than reliable historian is some serious understatement even Geoffrey s learned contemporaries understood this history to be largely a product of the author s own imagination But it s an important book nonetheless In the course of Geoffrey s 2,000 year tale, he presents the earliest known version of the King Lear story and the first English non Welsh telling of the King Arthur legend, among many others.So, readers interested in an early look at British history may be disappointed But those who want to trace the Matter of Britain back to its beginnings will eat this up Geoffrey s history influenced countless writers and artists for centuries, and it still has appeal today 3.5 stars, recommended.


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    Geoffrey of Monmouth s History of the Kings of Britain is the story of all the legendary kings of Britian, from the founder, Brutus, the grandson of Aeneas, down to the last king of Britain, Cadwalladr On the way, Geoffrey recounts the tales of King Leir, Cymbeline, and Julius Caesar s invasion of Britain Most importantly, however, one fifth of the book is devoted to retelling the life story of King Arthur Geoffrey was actually the first person to do this Immensely popular in the Middle Ages over 200 manuscripts have survived, as opposed to 80 of The Canterbury Tales and 50 of Piers Plowman this is the book that started the fashion for Arthurian romance that continued throughout the Middle Ages, and is still being felt today in modern novels and movies.Although Lewis Thorpe s translation is inaccurate in places, it s still the most readable translation available, and it has an extensive glossary index of proper names Michael Faletra s translation from Broadview Press is accurate, and it contains a full translation of Geoffrey s other important work, the Life of Merlin The History of the Kings of Britain


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Historia regum Britanniae download Historia regum Britanniae, read online Historia regum Britanniae, kindle ebook Historia regum Britanniae, Historia regum Britanniae 42442d51989b Completed In , The History Of The Kings Of Britain Traces The Story Of The Realm From Its Supposed Foundation By Brutus To The Coming Of The Saxons Some Two Thousand Years Later Vividly Portraying Legendary And Semi Legendary Figures Such As Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin The Magician And The Most Famous Of All British Heroes, King Arthur, It Is As Much Myth As It Is History And Its Veracity Was Questioned By Other Medieval Writers But Geoffrey Of Monmouth S Powerful Evocation Of Illustrious Men And Deeds Captured The Imagination Of Subsequent Generations, And His Influence Can Be Traced Through The Works Of Malory, Shakespeare, Dryden And Tennyson