- Geoffrey Gaimar
Geoffrey Gaimar (flourished 1140?), was an
Anglo-Norman chronicler. Gaimar's most significant contribution to medieval literature and history is as a translator from Old English to Anglo-Norman. His "L'Estoire des Engles" translates extensive portions of the " Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" as well as using Latin and French sources. It is an octosyllabicrhymed chronicle written between 1136 and 1137 for Constance, wife of Ralph FitzGilbert, a Lincolnshirelandowner. Geoffrey also used other sources for his text, and in particular it stands as the first witness to the legend of Havelok the Dane.
He claims to have written a version of the "Brut" story, probably a translation of the chronicle of
Geoffrey of Monmouth's " Historia Regum Britanniae" into Old Frenchverse. Yet the so-called "L'Estoire des Bretons" does not survive, and his indebtedness to Geoffrey of Monmouth appears only in Gaimar's knowledge of Galfridian legendary history.
*"Anglo-Norman Literature and its Background", Legge, Oxford 1963
*"A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World", Woodbridge, 2003 ISBN 0-85115-673-8
*Bell, Alexander (ed.), "L’Estoire des Engleis by Geffrei Gaimar", Anglo-Norman Texts, 14–16 (Oxford, 1960)
*Gaimar, Geffrei, "Lestoire des Engles", ed. and trans. Thomas Duffus Hardy and Charles Trice Martin, The Rolls Series, 91, 2 vols (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888-89). The only complete English translation comprises volume 2. The edition of volume 1, however, has been superseded by Bell 1960.
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