Two manuscripts of the chanson de geste from the autumn of the Middle Ages: A renewing of the genre?

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Abstract

This chapter examines two late medieval manuscripts from the British Library, BL Royal MS 15 E VI and BL Royal MS 16 G II, analysing how the older texts are adapted to a new literary and cultural context. These manuscripts come from the same workshop; while one has a known commissioner, Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, the patron for the other manuscript is unknown. The chapter also examine possible candidates for the commissioning of this expensive artefact, speculating on a possible link with Cecily Neville..
Translated title of the contributionTwo manuscripts of the chanson de geste from the autumn of the Middle Ages: A renewing of the genre?
Original languageFrench
Title of host publication« Le Monde Entour et Environ » La Geste, la route et le livre dans la littérature médiévale
EditorsFrancoise Laurent
PublisherPresses Universitaires Blaise Pascal
Pages253-60
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Centre for Material Texts

Keywords

  • Medieval
  • Epic
  • Manuscripts

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