Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Les Versions En Prose Du Purgatoire De Saint Patrice En Ancien Français

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Les Versions En Prose Du Purgatoire De Saint Patrice En Ancien Français

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Les Versions en prose du Purgatoire de saint Patrice en anden français, ed. Martina Di Febo, Classiques français du Moyen Age 172 (Paris: Editions Champion, 2013). 294 pp. ISBN 978-2-745 3-2490-0. euro35.88. Martina Di Febo provides a critical edition, with extensive introduction and notes, of three anonymous French prose translations of H. of Saltrey's Tractatus de purgatorio sancti Patridi. These texts relate a knight's penitential journey through purgatory and heaven, accessed via an underground chamber in Ireland. The Tractatus (c.i 173-85) was widely diffused in Latin and in vernacular translations, and similar subject material appears in the Legenda aurea and other compilatory works. This edition focuses on the versions of the Purgatoire directly descended from the Tractatus. Di Febo edits a thirteenth-century version (a), a mid-fourteenth-century reworking of a (a'), and a version completed in the first half of the fourteenth century (

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