|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 168
Manuscript TitleWaldef, Guy de Warwick, Otinel
CaptionParchment · I + 222 + I ff. · 25 x 16.3 cm · end of the 13th - beginning of the 14th century
Manuscript SummaryThe manuscript held by the Fondation Martin Bodmer contains the only exemplar of the long Anglo-Norman roman lignager (family history tale) Waldef. This text, originally written at the beginning of the 13th century, consists of some 22,300 octosyllabic couplets celebrating the lives of its hero and his sons; after a long preamble going back to the Roman occupation of England, the tale recounts love and separation, travels and battles using conventional imagery. This manuscript was copied near the end of the 13th century or the beginning of the 14th century and is decorated with pen drawings in the margins; it also contains a second roman lignager, Gui de Warewic and a chanson de geste, Otinel.
Standard descriptionVielliard Françoise, Manuscrits Français du Moyen Âge, Cologny-Genève, 1975, pp. 93-99.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-cb-0168 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cb-0168)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0168/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 168: Waldef, Guy de Warwick, Otinel (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0168).
Century13th century, 14th century
DecorationInitial, Ornamental, Penwork
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