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Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Genève
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Bibliothèque de Genève
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Ms. lat. 98
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Alexandreis (epic poem relating the story of Alexander the Great), by Walter of Châtillon
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Parchment · I-III + 54 + IV-VI ff. · 21 x 12.5 cm · France: Champagne, Burgundy or Centre · 1170-1180
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript, dated to the years 1170-1180, contains the text of the Alexandreis, a Latin epic poem written by Walter of Châtillon to tell the story of Alexander the Great. Dedicated to the Archbishop of Reims, the work quickly became a great success and remains known today as “the greatest epic poem of medieval literature”. In addition, the version preserved in this manuscript should be one of the oldest. (jeg)
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Notice de Isabelle Jeger, Bibliothèque de Genève, pour e-codices 2014
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-bge-lat0098 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bge-lat0098)
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http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bge/lat0098
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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 98: Alexandreis (epic poem relating the story of Alexander the Great), by Walter of Châtillon (http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bge/lat0098).
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