From the desert-liquide to the sea of romance: Benedeit's 'Le Voyage de Saint Brendan' and the Irish immrama

S. I. Sobecki*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Samenvatting

Benedeit's poem Le Voyage de Saint Brendan is not a mere adaptation of the popular Latin Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis. By comparing Benedeit's creative use of the sea- and pilgrimage-motives, it appears that the Anglo-Norman poem is in many aspects closer to the Irish immrama than to its presumed source, the Latin Navigatio. As a result, both the relationship between the two Brendan-voyages as well as the alleged dependence of the immrama on the Latin Navigatio are challenged.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)193-207
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftNeophilologus
Volume87
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusPublished - apr-2003
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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