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Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
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Cod. Bodmer 11
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Chanson d’Aspremont
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Parchment · 80 ff. · 26.3 x 18 cm · 13th century
Language:
Language
French, Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The Estoire de la guerre sainte, attributed to Ambroise d’Evreux, informs us that the Chanson d’Aspremont was read aloud during the winter of 1190 to entertain the soldiers of Richard the Lionhearted and Philip Augustus, who were stationed in Sicily. This heroic epic (chanson de geste) in rhymed decimeter and Alexandrines tells of the campaign of Charlemagne in Italy against the pagan king Agolant and his son Helmont. The Anglo-Norman manuscript held by the Fondation Martin Bodmer was produced in the 13th century and contains interlinear and marginal corrections, added in a second hand at a slightly later date than that in which the text was written. Because the additions were doubtless made with the help of a proofing manuscript, we can thus measure the complex effort that was required for the dissemination of this text. (mes)
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Standard description
Vielliard Françoise, Manuscrits Français du Moyen Âge, Cologny-Genève, 1975, pp. 15-18.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
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10.5076/e-codices-cb-0011 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cb-0011)
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 11: Chanson d’Aspremont (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0011).
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de Mandach André, Naissance et développement de la chanson de geste. IV. Chanson d'Aspremont. Manuscrit Venise VI et textes anglo-normands inédits, British Museum Additional 35289 et Cheltenham 26119. B.-C. La guerre contre Agoland (Publications romanes et françaises, 156), Droz, Genève, 1980.

de Mandach André, Naissance et développement de la chanson de geste. III. Chanson d'Aspremont. Manuscrit Venise VI et textes anglo-normands inédits, British Museum Additional 35289 et Cheltenham 26119. A. Les cours d'Agoland et de Charlemagne (Publications romanes et françaises, 134), Droz, Genève, 1975.

Keith Busby, Codex and context: reading old French verse narrative in manuscript, (Faux Titre, 221), 2 vol., Rodopi, Amsterdam, New York, 2002, pp. 122-125.

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