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Romances. Document genre.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Poetic or prosaic literary forms derived from medieval narratives of love, legendary or heroic adventures, and chivalry. Extends to narratives about important religious figures, or fantastic or supernatural events.

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

13th-century manuscript, produced in France, containing the 'Perceval' of Chrétien de Troyes, with the First and Second Continuations and the Continuation of Manessier.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.5
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in France containing the 'Perceval' of Chrétien de Troyes, with the First and Second Continuations and the Continuation of Manessier. The manuscript is the work of one scribe and is written in two columns of 40 lines.The place of production of the manuscript has been attributed by Hilka (1932), Micha (1939) and Roach (1949) to the eastern part of France based on the language. Nixon reports that more recent scholarship has localised the manuscript to the border...
Dates: 13th century.

Description and transcription, 19th century, of a manuscript of the German translation of the romance of 'Pontus and Sidonia', 1465, in the Landesbibliothek Gotha.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.14
Scope and Contents The volume contains a 19th-century description and transcription of manuscript Chart. A 590, held in the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha. Chart. A 590 contains the German translation of the French romance 'Pontus and Sidonia', and according to a scribal colophon was written in 1465 by Nicolaus Huber, presbyter in Brixen. The German translation has been attributed to Eleanor of Austria (1433-1480), daughter of King James I of Scotland and wife of Sigismund, Archduke of Austria. The...
Dates: 1465, 19th century, probably early 1820s.

Late 13th-century manuscript produced in France, possibly in the Lorraine region, containing the prose romance of Tristan.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.19.1.3
Scope and Contents Late 13th-century manuscript produced France, possibly the Lorraine region, containing the prose romance of Tristan. Borland has attributed the manuscript to the early 14th century. Meyer and Vinaver both assigned it to the 13th century. Johnson suggests that the manuscript was possibly written from dictation by a scribe accustomed to the forms of Old French prevalent in Lorraine. The work is written in triple columns of 60 lines each, except where lais or chansons are introduced. ...
Dates: Late 13th century.

Microfilm of manuscripts of ‘The betrothed’ and ‘Chronicles of the Canongate’ by Sir Walter Scott, from the Pforzheimer Library.

 Item
Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.875
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: Manuscript, [1825, or before], of ‘The betrothed’ by Sir Walter Scott (MS.23047);

Manuscript, [before 1829], of the ‘Chronicles of the Canongate’, 1st and 2nd series, by Sir Walter Scott (MS.23048).

Dates: [1825, or before; before 1829.]

Microfilm of the correspondence and literary manuscripts of Margaret Oliphant (Adam Matthew, 1999).

 Series
Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1209-1234
Scope and Contents

The content descriptions for each microfilm are taken from the catalogue descriptions of the original items and as such there may be variations between the contents of the microfilms and the descriptions provided.

The dates are taken from the accession records for the original documents and might not be the specific dates of the documents on the microfilm.

Dates: ?19th century-[?1921].

Microfilm of the correspondence and literary manuscripts of Margaret Oliphant. Reel 4. ‘Margaret Maitland’ and ‘Zaidee’., [1849, or before-1855, or before.]

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Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1213
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Manuscript, [1849, or before], of chapters i-iii of ‘Passages in the life of Mrs Margaret Maitland’ by Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (MS.4856); Manuscript, [1854, or before-1855, or before], of book I and chapters I-XV of book II of ‘Zaidee: a romance’ by Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (MS.4857);Manuscript, [1854, or before-1855, or before], of chapters XVI-XXXV of book II and chapters I-XXII of book III of ‘Zaidee: a romance’ by...
Dates: [1849, or before-1855, or before.]

Romance of the lovers Pamphilia and Deiphebo., Early 16th century.

 Item
Identifier: MS.3058
Scope and Contents The romance begins, 'La antiqua et diu observata consuetudine', and ends, 'Tu adunque Illustrissimo et Magnifico lettore vivi felice: et amia damni pensando habbi alcuna volta compassione: Vale'. The narrative is interspersed with letters, sonnets, and other verse. The manuscript is written in a cursive humanistic script of the early sixteenth century, probably influenced by Ludovico degli Arrighi.The title-page (folio 1) is surrounded by a border divided by gilt...
Dates: Early 16th century.