IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 508: British Library Manuscript Yates Thompson 12 and the Development of Crusading Historiography: Text and Iconography

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Programma Giovani Ricercatori 'Rita Levi Montalcini' (Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italy), Università degli Studi di Milano
Organiser:Massimiliano Gaggero, Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici, Università degli Studi di Milano
Moderator/Chair:Paul Webster, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 508-aYates Thompson 12: Ernoul, Eracles, and the Formation of the Old French Continuations of William of Tyre
(Language: English)
Peter Edbury, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 508-bQuestions of Style and Provenance in Yates Thompson 12: Re-Examining the Iconographic and Stylistic Evidence
(Language: English)
Richard A. Leson, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 508-cYates Thompson 12 and the Early Manuscripts of the Eracles: Codicological, Textual, and Linguistic Perspectives
(Language: English)
Massimiliano Gaggero, Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici, Università degli Studi di Milano
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Manuscript Yates Thompson 12 is perhaps the earliest copy of the compilation known as Estoires d’Eracles, and the only one that transmits the text as its original redactor composed it, by joining together the Old French Translation of William of Tyre and the 1184-1232 section of the Chronique d’Ernoul et de Bernard le Trésorier. The speakers, specialist in different fields (history, art history, philology) will examine the development of the textual tradition, of the iconography and the linguistic variation in order to establish the place of Yates Thompson 12 in the textual history of the Eracles and in the manuscript production of the 13th century.