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Thomas [Tumas]locked

(fl. 1170–1180)
  • Tony Hunt


Thomas [Tumas] (fl. 1170–1180), poet, was a Norman clerk, and author of a romance, Tristan, in which he names himself twice (as Thomas and Tumas) and whom his German imitator Gottfried von Strassburg (1210) calls ‘Thômas von Britanje’. His romance survives in the form of ten fragments, drawn from six manuscripts (...

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