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Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Le Roman de la Rose. Jean de Meun, Le Testament
Parchment · I-II + 191 ff. · 29 x 21 cm · Paris · 1353
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The Roman de la Rose is a poetic work of approximately 22,000 octosyllabic verses. The first part of this allegorial romance (over 4,000 verses) was written by Guillaume de Lorris in about 1230, and it was completed by Jean de Meun some forty years later. Although the work was originally conceived as a courtly tale, the second part disgresses on a wide variety of themes and expressly criticizes the myth of the rose according to Guillaume de Lorris. The Testament is a poem consisting of 544 four-line alexandrine monorhyme stanzas expounding the spiritual development of Jean de Meun. (hoc)
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Notice de Paule Hochuli Dubuis, Bibliothèque de Genève, pour e-codices 2010.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, Bd. II: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken Bern-Porrentruy, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Dietikon-Zürich 1983, Nr. 434, S. 157.
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10.5076/e-codices-bge-fr0178 (
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