|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionBibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne
Manuscript Title“Recueil Grenet”
CaptionPaper · 141 ff. · 29 x 20 cm · Geneva · 16th century
Manuscript SummaryThe “Recueil Grenet” is a collection of poems written by the Geneva merchant Gilbert Grenet (1510?-1568) containing French poems written during the decades 1530-1560. The composite manuscript begins with about forty epistles and «dizains» (ten-line poems) by Clément Marot, which were probably copied during and after the poet’s stay in Geneva (1542-1543). This is followed by anonymous poems on the virtues of education and the art of writing. At the end there are about forty epigrams and poems praising the Reformation and polemicizing against Catholicism. Some are personal revisions of texts by Théodore de Bèze and Ronsard. The manuscript is partially illuminated and illustrates the role of militant poetry in the commercial milieu that supported the Reformation in the city of Geneva during Calvin's time. It was acquired by the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne in 1844.
Standard descriptionNotice d'Estelle Doudet, Université de Lausanne, et de Guillaume Berthon, Université de Toulon, 2020.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bcul-M1016 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bcul-M1016)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/bcul-M1016/manifest.json
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How to quoteLausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne, M 1016: “Recueil Grenet” (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bcul/M1016).
DecorationFigurative, Initial, Margin, Ornamental, Tinted Drawing
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With in situ fragmentFlyleaf, Guard
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Doudet Estelle, « Performing Protestant Identity through Obscene Poetry. The Grenet Manuscript in the Age of the Printing Press », The Politics of Obscenity in the Age of the Gutenberg Revolution, Obscene means in Early Modern French and European Print Culture and Literature, dir. Peter Frei & Nelly Labère, Routledge, 2022, p. 221-235.