Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 264

Roman d’Alexandre Facsimile Edition

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The Roman d’Alexandre, also known as Bodley 264, is an illuminated manuscript dating back to the 14th century and currently stored in the Bodleian Library in the University of Oxford.

Written and decorated between 1330 and 1350 in Tournai, Belgium, the volume contains the legendary tales on the life of Alexander the Great, as well as a French version of The Travels of Marco Polo.

The Roman d'Alexandre's importance lies both in its literary and philological value and in its illuminations, which are impressive examples of medieval art and a testimony to the cultural values of 14th-century Europe.

Further text and illuminations were added to the manuscript in London around 1410.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Roman d’Alexandre": Il romanzo di Alessandro Magno. I viaggi di Marco Polo facsimile edition, published by Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2014

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Il romanzo di Alessandro Magno. I viaggi di Marco Polo

Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2014

  • Commentary by Cruse, Mark
  • Limited Edition: 599
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Roman d’Alexandre: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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