Academic journal article Medium Aevum

La Vision De Tondale: Les Versions Françaises De Jean De Vignay, David Aubert, Regnaud le Queux

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

La Vision De Tondale: Les Versions Françaises De Jean De Vignay, David Aubert, Regnaud le Queux

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La Vision de Tondale: Les versions françaises de Jean de Vignay, David Aubert, Regnaud le Queux, ed. Mattia Cavagna, Classiques français du Moyen Age 159 (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2008). 350 pp ISBN 978-2-7453-1749-0. euro35.00. The 'Vision of Tungdale', an otherworld vision which purports to recount a particularly dramatic visit to hell by an Irish knight, was originally composed in Latin in 1 149, and subsequently translated and adapted, repeatedly, into French and other European languages. This volume provides editions of three late medieval French versions of the 'Vision', all in prose and none of them previously published: by Jean de Vignay in the course of his Miroir historial of the mid-fourteenth century; by David Aubert, the indefatigable scribe and translator who flourished at the court of Philip the Good and Charles the Bold of Burgundy; by Regnaud le Queux, the archetypal court poet of the later fifteenth century, whose patrons included Charles VII and Marie de Clèves and who was associated with the grand rhêtoriqueur Jean Meschinot. …

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