Eugène Vinaver

Is your surname Vinaver?

Research the Vinaver family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Eugene Vinaver

Hebrew: Eugene ווינאווער, Russian: Евгений Максимович Винавер
Also Known As: "Eugène"
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Death: July 21, 1979 (80)
Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom (Lymphoma)
Place of Burial: Fordwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Maxim Vinaver and Rosa Vinaver
Husband of Alice Elizabeth Malet Vinaver
Father of Adam Vinaver
Brother of Valentine Kremer and Sophie Grinberg

Occupation: Scholar
Managed by: Noam Finger
Last Updated:

About Eugène Vinaver

Eugène Vinaver (Russian: Евгений Максимович Винавер Yevgeniĭ Maksimovich Vinaver,) was a Russian-born British literary scholar who is best known today for his edition of the works of Sir Thomas Malory. Vinaver was born in Saint-Petersburg, the son of Jewish-Russian lawyer, national politician, and Jewish community leader Maxim Vinaver, who emigrated to France in 1919. Eugene Vinaver studied in École pratique des hautes études where he was a pupil of Joseph Bédier. From the late 1920s, he lived in England (one of his teachers was Mildred Pope and in 1933 he was appointed Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of Manchester. He received his doctorate from Oxford University in 1950. In 1928, Eugene Vinaver founded in Oxford the Arthurian society, which published two volumes under the title Arthuriana (1929, 1930). This society was renamed Society for the study of the medieval languages and literatures. Arthuriana became Medium Aevum. In 1948, the International Arthurian Society was organized by Eugène Vinaver and Jean Frappier. In 1947, Eugène Vinaver published a new edition of Malory's Morte d'Arthur, based on the 15th century Winchester Manuscript which W.F. Oakeshott had discovered in the Fellows' Library at Winchester College in 1934. He noted the structural differences between the text in the manuscript and Caxton's edition of Morte d'Arthur, such as chapter headings and divisions, and wording changes. In addition to his interest in Arthurian legend, Vinaver was also a recognised authority on Racine and Flaubert. Vinaver was a correspondent member of the British Academy, laureate of the French Academy of Sciences, and the Medieval Academy of America, a foreign member of Académie royale de langue et de littérature française of Belgium. He was awarded the Order of the Legion of Honor.

О Eugène Vinaver (русский)

Евгений Максимович Винавер (Eugène Vinaver) — англо-французский литературовед-медиевист российского происхождения. Доктор филологии, профессор.Сын М. М. Винавера. В 1910-17 гг. учился в гимназии Карла Мая, которую окончил с золотой медалью[4]. С 1919 года в эмиграции в Англии. Учился в Парижском университете, окончил Оксфорд (1922) по курсу французской литературы средневековья. С 1933 года профессор Манчестерского университета, заведовал кафедрой французского языка и литературы, эмерит с 1966 года. Докторскую степень получил в Оксфорде в 1950 году. Иностранный член Бельгийской королевской Академии французской литературы и языка (1960)[5]. Членкор Британской академии (1972), Американской академии медиевистики (1973). Лауреат Французской Академии наук. Награждён орденом Почетного легиона. Почётный доктор пяти университетов, в частности Чикагского.,_%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%9C%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87

view all

Eugène Vinaver's Timeline

June 18, 1899
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
July 21, 1979
Age 80
Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
August 2, 1979
Age 80
Fordwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom