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Title: A critical edition of John Stewart of Baldynneis' 'Roland Furious', with a critical introduction, appendix of proper names, notes, and a full glossary
Author: Rodger, Donna Christina
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2000
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The thesis is a critical edition of Roland Furious, part of manuscript Adv.19.2.6 in the National Library of Scotland, written by John Stewart of Baldynneis in c.1585. The poem in question has never been extensively noted and annotated. The only full edition of the text in existence is the Scottish Text Society edition of 1913 (Vol.II), edited by Thomas Crockett. This is a poor rendering of the text only. The notes and introduction, which would have comprised Vol.I, did not appear. This critical edition of the poem will provide a useful academic tool for tracing the developmental of Scottish poetry and of influences, European and otherwise, on it. The structure of the thesis is as follows: 1. A critical introduction which seeks to place the poem in its literary, historical, and political context; 2. An editorial policy which clearly explains the editorial decisions taken. This section will also look at the linguistic and orthographic vagaries contained in the manuscript itself; 3. The text itself, comprising five introductory poems and twelve cantos of varying length, with a total of 3184 lines. This will have editorial side notes; 4. A full appendix of mythological, historical, and literary proper and place names; 5. Extensive footnotes to the text in the following categories: stylistic; comparative; and translations from other texts; 6. Full glossary of every word in the text.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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