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The Lyon Eracles revisited

Edbury, Peter 2018. The Lyon Eracles revisited. Menache, Sophia, Kedar, Benjamin Z. and Balard, Michel, eds. Crusading and Trading between West and East: Studies in Honour of David Jacoby, London: Routledge, pp. 40-53. (10.4324/9781315142753-4)

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The Lyon Eracles owes its name to the fact that the only manuscript to contain this text is the Lyon: Bibliotheque de la Ville ms. 828. It comprises the Old French translation of William of Tyre’s celebrated history followed by continuations that take the narrative forward to 1248, although at the end the manuscript has been mutilated. Hugo Buchthal and, following him, Jaroslav Folda dated the manuscript on art-historical grounds to circa 1280 and identified it, along with a number of other manuscripts, as having been produced in Acre. In common with the Lyon Eracles, the Acre Continuation describing events starting in 1232 onwards then follows. Although the 1184–97 text in the Lyon manuscript is unique, a broadly similar version, covering the period 1191–97, is present in another Acre manuscript, the Florence: Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, ms. Plu. LXI.10. The account, which occupies folios 291v–303v, is sandwiched between Ernoul-Bernard material for 1184–91 and for 1197–1232.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 97891315142853
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 15:08

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