208 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9225-1
Published: January 1983
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The first work of genuine literary merit in Old French is the Vie de saint Alexis, and later reworkings of it attest to its popularity. This volume offers two editions: a twelfth-century edition that was published inaccurately by Gaston Paris, and a thirteenth-century version that has not been published. These two revisions tell us a great deal about changing tastes and interests in the Middle Ages, and their implications exceed that of the fate of a particular work.