Balduins Tod. By Carl Voretzch, in Verzeichnis der Doktoren welche die Philosophische Fakultät der Universität in Tübingen im Dekanatsjahr 1904-05 ernannt hat

W., R.

Romance scholars who are interested in the legend of Ogier will welcome information as to the present edition of the Mort Balduin. It is difficult to keep track of many publications which appear in a semi-fugitiv manner, like this. Professor Voretzsch is preparing a publisht the episode of the death of Balduin as a preliminary. He deservs our thanks for thus putting at our disposal the valuable text before us. Mr. Voretzsch publishes in paralel colums the texts of the following MSS.: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds français, 24,403 (MS. A); Durham (MS. C); Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, 2985 (MS. P); Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale, L IV 2 (MS. T). The two latter are in Alexandrine verse. He aiso publishes the important variants, and adds the prose version of the edition publisht towards the year 1498 by Antoine Vérard. Several facsimiles add to the value and charm of the present publication. The broad, generous pages permit the editor to offer an adequat picture of the various manuscripts and versions. Those who are making a study of the relationship and development of epic material in Old French, will find this volume quite useful.

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December 12, 2015