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, 2014Request Info / Price