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Quintus Curtius Rufus, Faits et gestes d’Alexandre
Parchment · I-II + 263 ff. · 39 x 28 cm · Bruges · ca. 1475-1500
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Vasco de Lucena translated Quintus Curtius’ history of Alexander into French at the request of Isabella of Portugal, the wife of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy. The translator drew on texts by Plutarch and Justin in order to complete the Roman writer’s text which contains gaps. The translation, completed in 1468, presents Alexander as conqueror, devoid of all legends transmitted through courtly literature; it is dedicated to Charles the Bold, the son of Isabella. This copy from the Bibliothèque de Genève was illustrated by a Flemish artist, Maître d’Edouard IV, who was active in Bruges around the end of the 15th century, as well as by a second hand not yet definitively identified. (hoc)
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Notice de Paule Hochuli Dubuis, Bibliothèque de Genève, pour e-codices, 2014.
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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, S. 155.
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10.5076/e-codices-bge-fr0076 (
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