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The Cent Nouvelles nouvelles (Burgundy-Luxembourg-France, 1458 - c. 1550): Text and Paratext, Codex and Context

Small, Graeme; Gameson, Richard; Wijsman, Hanno; Beth Winn, Mary; Perez-Simon, Maud; Velissariou, Alexandra; Roger, Geoffrey; Davies, Peter V; de Blieck, Edgar


Hanno Wijsman

Mary Beth Winn

Maud Perez-Simon

Alexandra Velissariou

Geoffrey Roger

Peter V Davies

Edgar de Blieck


A collaborative investigation of one of the best-known works of late medieval European literature, the Franco-Burgundian collection of short stories known as the Cent Nouvelles nouvelles. Modelled loosely on Boccaccio’s Decameron and incorporating elements from Old French fabliaux as well as Poggio Bracciolini’s Liber Facetiarum, the anonymous collection attributes its morally challenging and frequently humorous tales to named narrators including Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Luxembourg, Count of Saint Pol.

The contribution of this new volume of essays is threefold: - empirical, in that it brings entirely new interdisciplinary insights into the study of the genesis and reception of the work; - methodological, in that it integrates study of the text within a 360-degree evaluation of the work’s manuscript and early printed context; and - conceptual, in that it seeks to understand the social dimensions of textual production and consumption.

These approaches unite ten principal contributions by specialists in the fields of art history, book history, court history and linguistics from France, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK.


Small, G., Gameson, R., Wijsman, H., Beth Winn, M., Perez-Simon, M., Velissariou, A., …de Blieck, E. (2023). The Cent Nouvelles nouvelles (Burgundy-Luxembourg-France, 1458 - c. 1550): Text and Paratext, Codex and Context. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers.

Book Type Authored Book
Online Publication Date Feb 15, 2023
Publication Date 2023-01
Deposit Date Oct 6, 2023
Publisher Brepols Publishers
Series Title Texte, codex et contexte
Series Number 23
Book Title Texte, Codex & Contexte
ISBN 9782503585994
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