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

Overview
Works: 63 works in 308 publications in 7 languages and 7,128 library holdings
Genres: Arthurian romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Romances  Biography  Legends  Poetry  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Dedicatee, Creator
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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 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 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 803 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 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 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 )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthurian romances by Chrétien( Book )

31 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
Two Old French Gauvain romances: part I, Le chevalier a l'Epée and La mule sans frein by R. C Johnston( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance studies; six essays by I. D McFarlane( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and French, Middle and held by 364 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 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabliaux by R. C Johnston( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Roland: the Oxford text( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of Reynard the fox( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Roland by D. D. R Owen( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and Dutch and held by 175 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
William the Lion, 1143-1214 : kingship and culture by D. D. R Owen( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 134 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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Roland( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 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
Two old French Gauvain romances. le chevalier à l'Epée and La mule sans frein by Païens de Maisières( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Fergus of Galloway : knight of King Arthur by Guillaume( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The romance of Reynard the fox
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Arthurian romancesThe romance of Reynard the foxThe wandering giant in Literature : from Polyphemus to Papageno
Alternative Names
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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