La Vie de saint Germer et la vie de saint Josse de Pierre de Beauvais. Deux poèmes du XIIIe siècle, publiés avec introduction, notes et glossaire.

Nils-Olof Jönsson

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The Life of Saint Germer and the Life of Saint Josse are two poems consisting of 874 and 820 octosyllabic verses respectively. They were written in the beginning of the 13th century by Pierre de Beauvais. The two poems are preserved in one manuscript only, the Grand recueil la Clayette, Paris, Bibl. nat. Nouv. acq. fr. 13521, written in the latter half of the 13th century by a scribe who was from the region of Beauvais. Since the manuscript was considered to be lost from 1773 to 1951, most previous work on it has been founded on a transcription made in the 18th century. The two saints lived in the 7th century, in Beauvais and in northern Picardy respectively. Their lives were written in latin in several versions. In the introduction to this edition the relationships of the latin lives and Pierre's two poems in French are discussed as well as the later French versions. In the introduction there is also an investigation of the author's versification and language. The text is followed by explanatory notes, an index of proper names and a glossary.
Original languageFrench
Awarding Institution
  • French Studies
  • [unknown], [unknown], Supervisor, External person
Award date1997 Apr 5
ISBN (Print)91-7966-409-1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 1997-04-05
Time: 10:15
Place: Carolinasalen, Kungshuset

External reviewer(s)

Name: Lindgren, Lauri
Title: Professor
Affiliation: [unknown]


Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Languages and Literature


  • St.Germer
  • St. Josse
  • Florentius
  • Isembardus.
  • Fransk litteratur
  • French literature
  • Old French
  • Pierre de Beauvais

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