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The Manuscript Contexts of Short Tales: The Example of the Middle Dutch Chastelaine de Vergi*

Bart Besamusca

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Over the last decade or so, medievalists have become aware of a phenomenon that we call the dynamics of the codex. This concerns the reconstitution and interaction of texts in medieval miscellanies, which can be observed in particular in text collections featuring short verse narratives, like lays, fabliaux, fables and Saints’ lives. A case in point is the Old French Chastelaine de Vergi. The subject of this short narrative of around 950 lines is the tragic love affair of a young knight and the chatelaine of Vergi, which ends in the death of the lovers as the inevitable consequence of the knight’s failure to keep their love secret.1 Written around the middle of the thirteenth century, this tale has come down to us in no less than twenty manuscripts, dating from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries.2 Most of these codices are miscellanies, including manuscript Hamilton 257, kept at Berlin’s Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz.3 In this codex, the Chastelaine de Vergi is pa...

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Universiteit Utrecht

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