Some medieval French readers of De proprietatibus rerum
Scriptorium, 1975; Series: 28-1
Many more of the extant of De Proprietatibus Rerum were written in France than elsewhere. And since manuscripts of the French translation, made in 1372, also are much more numerous than those of any other vernacular, and since nine incunable of that translation were printed in France, there can be no doubt of the popularity of the work in medieval France. This popularity was due in part, no doubt, to the association of Bartholomaeus Anglicus with the schools of Paris where he lectured on the Bible 1231, and where the book was firmly established before its spreading into the rest of Europe; and in part, no doubt, to the highly developed interest in learning and books in medieval France. - [Author]
Includes a list of the surviving manuscripts of French provenance, generally of the fourteenth century.
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