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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Insular Historiography

KELLIE ROBERTSON
Arthuriana
Vol. 8, No. 4, THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH (WINTER 1998), pp. 42-57
Published by: Scriptorium Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27869398
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Abstract

In claiming to translate his Latin history from a Celtic source, Geoffrey attempts to disrupt the received Anglo-Latin historical tradition. The divergent responses of monastic writers and secular rulers to the HRB later in the twelfth-century attest the success of his project.

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