Revival: Caxton's History of Jason (1913): The History of Jason - Translated from the French of Raoul le Fèvre

1st Edition

William Caxton, John James Munro

Routledge
Published January 29, 2019
Reference - 199 Pages
ISBN 9780815375586 - CAT# K338641
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This book is based on William Caxton’s translation of 15th century French author Raoul Lefèvre book Histoire de Jason (he wrote in 1460).

The Histoire de Jason is known from 20 manuscripts and 30 different printed editions, and was translated in English in 1477 by William Caxton, and in Dutch in 1485. Lefèvre was the chaplain of Philip the Good, the creator of the Order of the Golden Fleece, which was based on the classical Jason story.

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