BnF fr. 837: an exceptional French text collection: Introduction

This room of the virtual exhibition will introduce you to one Old French manuscript, BnF fr. 837.

It is a huge codex, containing a large number of short texts, in a variety of genres. Some are anonymous; some have authors. The manuscript contains a ‘book within a book’, a subsection devoted to one particular author, Rutebuef. Various readers have left their traces on the book, some of whom disagreed rather violently about the use of swearwords.

Interested? Enter the exhibition room.

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