Raoul, de Houdenc (1175-1230)
This manuscript is famous primarily for its rich collection of Old French Fabliaux, a considerable number of which survive only in this manuscript; it also is considered among the most important textual witnesses for the fragment of the Sept sages de Rome and for Perceval. Because of its great importance to French poetry, it was lent to Paris at the beginning of the 19th century, was temporarily lost, and had to be re-bought by the municipal library of Bern at great expense in 1836.
Online Since: 10/08/2015
- Adam de Suel (Author) | Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Chrétien, de Troyes (Author) | Estienne, Henri (Annotator) | Estienne, Henri (Former possessor) | Gautier, le Long (Author) | Goldast, Melchior (Former possessor) | Gravisset, Jakob von (Former possessor) | Huon, de Cambrai (Author) | Jean, Bodel (Author) | Manuel, Jacques Antoine (Former possessor) | Païen, de Maisières (Author) | Raoul, de Houdenc (Author) Found in: Standard description
Carefully copied by a single scribe at the end of the 13th century in England, this manuscript was given to Sir Thomas Phillipps by Sir Robert Benson (1797-1844). Benson claimed it had belonged to Wilton Abbey, in Wiltshire, where its readership would have been noble women and nuns. Bound by Phillipps, the Lai d'Haveloc was placed first and its title appeared on the spine. The Donnei des amants, a unica, is a scholarly debate between two lovers who exchange exempla : The Tristan Rossignol, Didon, the Lai de l'oiselet, and L'Homme et le Serpent.
Online Since: 12/13/2013
- Benson, Robert (Former possessor) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Phillipps, Thomas (Former possessor) | Raoul, de Houdenc (Author) | Robinson, William H. Ltd. (London) (Seller) Found in: Standard description