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Ms. fr. 189
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Tristan in Prose
Parchment · (I-III) + 247 + (IV-VI) ff. · 45.5 x 34 cm · ca. 1470
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Tristan in Prose is a 13th century prose romance of which a multitude of copies were made over the course of the medieval period. This work of knightly character is strongly influenced by the Lancelot en prose, which was written at the end of the first quarter of the 13th century. In this collection, which refer to the myths of Tristan and Arthur, Tristan is portrayed as the perfect lover and as the perfect knight, who as a Knight of the Round Table participates in the search for the Holy Grail. The Geneva manuscript is incomplete. It ends with the jousting competition between King Arthur and Tristan, in which the latter unseats the King and Yvain from their saddles. The defeated pair then returns to Roche Dure (Volume 3 of the Philippe Menard edition, 1991). At this time there are 82 known manuscripts and manuscript fragments of this work. (hoc)
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Notice de Paule Hochuli Dubuis, Bibliothèque de Genève, pour e-codices 2012.
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10.5076/e-codices-bge-fr0189 (
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