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Owen, D. D. R. (Douglas David Roy)

Overview
Works: 55 works in 291 publications in 7 languages and 7,147 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Arthurian romances  History  Romances  Biography  Poetry  Legends  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PQ1447.E5, 841.1
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Most widely held works about D. D. R Owen
 
Most widely held works by D. D. R Owen
Arthurian romance; seven essays by D. D. R Owen( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble lovers by D. D. R Owen( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor of Aquitaine : queen and legend by D. D. R Owen( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating new biography tells the story of one of the most influential figures of the twelfth century, Eleanor of Aquitaine, successively queen of France and of England. Her marriage at fifteen to the young Louis VII was later annulled on the grounds of consanguinity. After her divorce, she eluded rival pretenders to marry Henry II, then Count of Anjou and Duke of Normandy. Having campaigned in England to assert his claim to the throne, Henry realized his ambition following the death of King Stephen in 1154. Eleanor thereby became the queen of potentially the most powerful leader in Europe, whose empire stretched from the Scottish borders to the Pyrenees. Eleanor bore Henry eight children, two of them future kings of England - Richard Coeur-de-Lion (the Lionheart) and John. Her behaviour and political motives have always been open to question, not least her siding with her children against Henry. Believed by some to have been the prime mover in the affair, she supported rebellion against their father. As a result, although the revolt collapsed, Eleanor was kept in close custody in England for much of the next sixteen years. Then, after Henry's death, she lent her unflagging support to his successors Richard and, later, John. Professor Owen's portrait aims to separate the true historical Eleanor from the Eleanor of legend. In tracing her life story he examines her part in public affairs during the reigns of Louis, Henry, Richard and John, and her role as a literary and cultural patron at the time of the great intellectual revival known as the Twelfth-Century Renaissance. Even in her own day, Eleanor caught the imagination of chroniclers and other writers; and the final parts of Professor Owen's biography follow the development of the legend that built up around her life before considering her possible use as a role-model in the epic and romance of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
The legend of Roland; a pageant of the Middle Ages by D. D. R Owen( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of the Grail Legend by D. D. R Owen( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of hell; infernal journeys in medieval French literature by D. D. R Owen( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Old French Gauvain romances: part I, Le chevalier a l'Epée and La mule sans frein by R. C Johnston( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthurian romances by Chrétien( Book )

26 editions published between 1914 and 2001 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers modern translations of the medieval French poems about the Knights of the Round Table, including "Erec and Enide," "Lancelot," and "Perceval," and briefly discusses Chretien's life and writing style
The song of Roland: the Oxford text by D. D. R Owen( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Dutch and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontstaan, betekenis, historie en legende van het Roelandslied, overvloedig geïllustreerd met reprodukties van middeleeuwse kunstwerken, waarbij de schrijver de tekst van het vroeg twaalfde eeuwse handschrift navertelt
Renaissance studies; six essays by I. D McFarlane( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and French, Middle and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval codicology, iconography, literature, and translation : studies for Keith Val Sinclair( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabliaux by R. C Johnston( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of Reynard the fox( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William the Lion, 1143-1214 : kingship and culture by D. D. R Owen( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wandering giant in Literature : from Polyphemus to Papageno by D. D. R Owen( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Roland( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his youth, living in poverty in a cave in Italy, Roland's mother has taught him that someday he will be a brave hero like his father, Milon, and serve with the great army of Charlemagne. He learns from her that he is descended from great heroes of old and that his mother is Charlemagne's sister, the Princess Bertha. When Charlemagne comes to Italy, Roland confronts the king, who rejoices to find his long-lost sister and gives both her and her son a place of honor in his court. As Roland becomes a man and a knight, he embarks on a quest to the Far East and becomes champion to the Princess of Cathay. One of the great medieval "songs of great deeds," this is a composite of several hero legends interlaced with Christian moral sentiments
William the Lion : Kingship and culture by D. D. R Owen( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contracting-out in a facilities management context : an investigation of the advantages and disadvantages of contracting-out as experienced by user organisations ; and the influence such factors exert in determining whether by D. D. R Owen( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of study for this research project is a recently established and rapidly evolving business concept, Facilities Management (FM). The focal theory for this project concerns the effectiveness of a tactic increasingly adopted by organisations as part of their FM strategy, namely contracting-out. This work places significant emphasis on the 'design' (i.e. the planning) of the research project, in order to maximise the rigour of the study. In particular, a distinction is drawn between the design of the overall project and the design of the data collection strategy. The latter employs the multi-method techniques of?cas'e study and research review. The value of incorporating a looping or iteration element into the design in order to permit a dynamic and flexible approach is developed in some detail. The aim of the research project is to determine:- the advantages and disadvantages of contracting-out as they affect the individual organisations under investigation; the extent such factors play in determining whether the organisations adopt contracting-out; the potential for generalising the results across the case studies; and whether broader generalisations can be attempted. The following hypothesis for the study is developed based on the findings of a review of focal theory: 'The potential advantages to a User organisation of contracting-out discrete aspects or bundles of FM Services are likely to outweigh the potential disadvantages.' A matrix of the advantages and disadvantages of contracting-out is developed by conducting a 'research review'. The findings are ranked according to frequency of occurrence based on weighted averages. Six case studies are conducted as a means of collecting primary data. The data is systematically subjected to analytical methods, including testing against both the hypothesis and the rankings of the Research Review. Finally a cross-case analysis is undertaken. The findings progressively reached by this researcher have been tested out against knowledgeable audiences in two ways, viz: by presenting conference papers and lectures; and by regular reference back to a sounding board of key informants. The conclusions reached include:? that the proposition of the hypothesis is not generalisable;? that potential advantages and disadvantages of contracting-out not only vary between organisations, but in the way they influence the delivery of different FM services within a given organisation;? that factors other than these advantages and disadvantages influence Users' contracting-out decision-making
Fergus of Galloway : knight of King Arthur by Guillaume( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First report of a geological reconnoissance of the northern counties of Arkansas : made during the years 1857 and 1858 by Geological Survey of Arkansas( Book )

1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The romance of Reynard the fox
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Owen, D.D.R.

Owen, D. D. R. 1922-

Owen, Douglas D. R. 1922-

Owen, Douglas David R. 1922-

Owen, Douglas David Roy

Owen, Douglas David Roy 1922-

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