Monday, July 23, 2007

The History of William Marshal: the future

The Anglo-Norman Text Society has put out a pricey if very good edition and translation of the classic account of 12th century chivalry and 13th century politics, the History of William Marshal. (I've reproduced the order form here.) The question has been asked, will there ever be a cheaper version? According to a note from Ian Short at Birbeck College, London, posted on the MEDIEV-L forum, yes, eventually:

Yes; we do have plans to re-issue our edition and translation of William Marshall in a more accessible form. We need, however, first to ensure that we sell all of our
first specialist print-run, as we are a learned society and not a commercial publisher.

So now you know. When this will happen I suspect even the ANTS doesn't know.

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Blogger C.Keegan said...

Thank you for the update.

I wish I could find a copy of the older English edition to read. The best I've been able to do is get a version in French from Gallica. Guess I'd better give up and pull out the dictionary.


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