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  • Record Number: 6737
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): PontFarcy , Yolande de.
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  • Title: Si Marie de France était Marie de Meulan...
  • Source: Cahiers de Civilization Médiévale 38, 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995): Pages 353 - 361.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Marie de Beaumont de Meulan, Wife of Hugues de Talbot, Lord of Cleuville Marie de France, Poet- Espurgatoire seint Patriz Nobility Waleran II, Count of Meulan and Earl of Worcester
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12
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  • Abstract: Working from Holmes' suggestion that Marie de France is Marie de Beaumont de Meulan, wife of Hugues de Talbot, I examine the importance, role and family connections of the Beaumonts and Talbots in the Normandy, England and Ireland of the second half of the XIIth century. This study agrees with the identification proposed by Holmes and asserts that the author of the "Espurgatoire" is the same as the author of the "Lais" and "Fables." It shows also that the dedicatee of the "Fables" could well be William Marshal but that the dedicatee of the "Lais" would be the young king Henry rather than his father, Henry II. [Reproduced by permission of the Centre d'Études Superiéures de Civilisation Médiévale.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University College, Dublin.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00079731