The Middle English Floris and Blancheflour has survived in four medieval manuscripts, including the famous Auchinleck manuscript. The text’s appearance in volumes like Auchinleck, and its wide publication across Europe well into the 1600s, confirms the narrative’s enduring commercial capital. However, no English printer published the text. This study explores why the fledgling English publishing trade set aside this previously “good bet”, despite readily printing other metrical romances.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Cahiers de Recherche Médiévales et Humanistes|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jun 2020|
- Centre for Medieval Studies