Anonymous: Sir Amadace (1983 words)


Sir Amadace is a Middle English romance written in twelve-line stanzas and preserved in two fifteenth-century manuscripts: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1, fols. 68r-84r and Princeton, Robert R. Taylor Collection, Princeton University Libraries, Taylor MS 9 (Ireland Blackburn), fols. 16r-34v. Both versions are acephalous and the romance itself probably dates from the late fourteenth century. The tale contains a curious mixture of themes and messages which has prevented it from being easily categorised as a particular romance “type”. While there are religious and magical elements to the story, the majority of the tale at first glance appears to be concerned with materialism. Sir Amadace …

Citation: McKinstry, Jamie. "Sir Amadace". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 June 2018 [, accessed 07 August 2022.]

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