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Les traductions françaises du De regimine principum (XIIIe-XVe siècles)

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This chapter devoted to French translations of De Regimine Principum of Giles of Rome is the work of Felix Lajard published in 1888 in XXX volume of Literary History of France. It considers the role of court - role of the king like those of Prince as a rally centre of privileged classes. The chapter, from an analysis of manuscripts identified for the study, highlights the social, intellectual and cultural context in which French copies of Treaty of Giles of Rome are transmitted, since its success, the De Regimine Principum of Giles of Rome was repeatedly translated, abbreviated, revised, copied, commented, with the result of false attributions. In his prologue, Jean Wauquelin evokes the will of duke of Burgund to possess a new French version of treaty of Giles of Rome to replace older translation difficult to read. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: De Regimine Principum; French translations; French version; Giles of Rome's treaty; manuscripts; Prince



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