Floire and Blancheflor and the European Romance (Cambridge by Patricia E. Grieve
By Patricia E. Grieve
This comparative research examines Floire and Blancheflor and exhibits how medieval writers from Spain, France, Italy, England, and Scandinavia remodeled this tale from the 12th in the course of the 16th centuries to boost and emphasize social, political, non secular and inventive targets.
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There are two general categories: translations of Continental works and works by indigenous Icelandic writers. Fldres saga is a translation, but the lovers reappear in the background of an indigenous romance, Sigurdar saga pogla, which recounts, among other things, the courtship of Sedentiana, daughter of Flores and Blankiflur, by the hero Sigdur. In 1226, King Hakon Hakonarson of Norway commissioned one Brother Robert to translate the Old French Tristan into Norwegian. His name appears in the colophon, but nothing else is known about him.
Bonilla used an undated printed edition of the prose romance, which he believed to be from the 1530s. 6 I have compared 6 The present Duque de T'Serclaes resides in Madrid, but there is no library, or at least none that the public can see. The collection that belonged to the twin brother of the T'Serclaes who owned Flores y Blancaflor, the Marques de Jerez de los Caballeros, was sold privately in 1902 to Archer Huntington, the founder of the Hispanic Society of America, but I can find no mention of a specific T'Serclaes collection in any sale catalogue, and the sixteenth-century Flores y Blancaflor is not present in the Hispanic Society holdings, so T'Serclaes did not follow his brother's lead in dealing with Huntington.
2 As we saw, Gould's examination of Fridpjdfssaga indicates that this work quite possibly had Arabic sources, possibly an independent version of Floire and Blancheflor. 2 21 22 23 Gelsinger examines the Castilian-Norwegian alliance and concludes that there was much interaction between the two countries, although he does not specifically mention literary activity. Jochens analyzes three historical cases of the betrothal and marriage of Norwegian w o m e n and the issue of their consent, and examines, as well, h o w consent is treated in literary works.