Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis consists of three main parts, a grammar of the language of The History of the Kings of Britain from the Fall of Troy to the Death of Gogmagog, and edition of The History, and a glossary to the vocabulary of the edition.
In the grammar the major points of accidence and syntax are taken up--verb classification and conjugation; declination of nouns and pronouns, and of adjectives; formation of adverbs; clause construction--and discussed synchronically and diachronically.
The edition is of fols. 8r col. 2-13v col. 1 of MS. Arundel XXII in the College of Arms, London, a prose version of Book I of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, written in the middle of the fourteenth century. The edition presents a typescript of the MS. with abrivations expanded and errors emendei.
The glossary contains the vocabulary of the edition with modern synonyms.
Simmons, James Th., "The History of the Kings of Britain From the Fall of Troy to the Death of Gogmagog: An Edition with a Grammar of the Language and a Glossary" (1979). Theses and Dissertations. 2515.