Collection of Tales, Fables, and Proverbs

Collection of Tales, Fables, and Proverbs Facsimile Edition

France — 13th century

61 tales, fables, fabliaux, proverbs, romances, and Partenopeus de Blois including the popular Floire et Blanchefleur: no other copy exists for about twenty of the works, making this precious book treasure a true unicum

  1. This literary compendium is well known among medievalists because of its rich corpus of material

  2. It was created at the beginning of the 14th century for a wealthy layperson in the Drôme region of southeastern France

  3. The manuscript offers insights into the literary tastes and events in this region of France during the Late Middle Ages

Collection of Tales, Fables, and Proverbs

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Collection of Tales, Fables, and Proverbs

This manuscript is well known among medievalists because of its rich corpus of material, which consists of no less than 61 tales, fables, fabliaux, proverbs, romances, Partenopeus de Blois, and includes the popular Floire et Blanchefleur. It is believed that no other copy exists for about twenty of the works, making this precious book treasure a true unicum. This diverse French literary collection was created at the beginning of the 14th century for a wealthy layperson and has been signed twice “Philippe Alamande, Lady of Chassenaige”, which may point to Sassenage, in Drôme, southeastern France. There are also miscellaneous notes in the lower margins of two pages from a 14th century hand as well as a note concerning a disastrous deluge that happened on August 19, 1443, in nearby Luc-en-Diois. The manuscript thus offers an inside view into the literary tastes and events in this region of France during the Late Middle Ages.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Sammlung von Märchen, Fabeln und Sprichwörtern
Size / Format
410 pages / 33.8 × 22.0 cm
Origin
France
Date
13th century
Style
Language
Content
Tales, fables, proverbs and romances such as Partenopeus de Blois, Blancandin, Floire and Blanchefleur and others
Artist / School

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Facsimile Editions

#1 Le Manuscrit 19152 du Fonds Français de la Bibliothèque Nationale

Droz – Paris, 1934

Publisher: Droz – Paris, 1934
Commentary: 1 volume by Edmond Faral
Language: French
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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