Een buchelin inn flemische. Over ontstaan en verspreiding van de ridderepiek in de Nederlanden (ca. 1150-1450)

Bram Caers


A great many epic texts from the Low Countries, also those contained in non-Flemish manuscripts, seem to have been written in Flanders. At the same time, texts written in Brabant or further eastward in the Rhine-Meuse area, seem not to have been read or copied in Flanders. This article combines data on the origin in time and place of manuscripts and auctorial texts, in order to provide an empirical base for these assumptions. It proves that epic literature moved from west to east, and attempts to place this conclusion in a historical context.

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