Bodley 264: Further Reading

  • The whole manuscript has been photographed by the University of OXford and can be viewed online, FREE, at the Bodleian Library website here.
  • For a recent in-depth study of this codex, see Mark Cruse, Illuminating the Roman d’Alexandre – Oxford Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 264: The Manuscript as Monument (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2011).
  • For a technical description of the manuscript, see Gisela Guddat-Figge Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Romances (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1976), pp.
  • To learn more about the Middle English poem, see this database entry from the University of York.
  • You can read the whole of the English poem from this manuscript in a rather out-dated edition online here. The most recent (but not very recent) edition is F.P. Magoun, ed., The Gests of King Alexander of Macedon. Two Middle English Alliterative Fragments, Alexander A and Alexander B. Edited with the Latin Sources Parallel (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1928).
  • Two works on Alexander the Great in medieval Britain: Gerrit H.V. Bunt. Alexander the Great in the Literature of Medieval Britain (Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1994), and Luann M. Kitchel, A Critical Study of the Middle English Alexander Romances. (Dissertation: Michigan State University, 1973).
  • You can read the Roman d’Alexandre in French (Old French with a translation into modern French) in Le roman d’Alexandre ou Le roman de toute chevalerie, eds. Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas, Laurence Harf-Lancner, Brian Foster and Ian Short (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2003).

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