Academic journal article Medium Aevum

La Chanson De Roland

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

La Chanson De Roland

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La Chanson de Roland, édition critique par Cesare Segre, nouvelle édition refondue, traduite de l'italien par Madeleine Tyssens. Introduction, texte critique, variantes de O. Index des noms propres. Glossaire établi par Bernard Guidot (Geneva: Droz, 2003). 389 pp. ISBN 2-6000-00968-X. Sw. Fr. 30.00. We welcome this republication of Cesare Segre's important and scholarly edition, published in its French edition in 1989. We have here the text of volume I; no volume number is given on the title page so it seems that volume II, which held the discussion of the b side of the stemma, has not been included in this new edition, although references to it have been left in the introduction. The introduction appears to be identical to that of the 1989 edition. No additions or updates have been made to the bibliography. The text itself is not revised; random checks through the text have revealed no changes in the punctuation and all Segre's departures from the manuscript have been retained; the text thus remains faithful to Segre's editorial policy which is less conservative than that of some other editors of this text. …

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