My review of the proceedings of a conference on Le Tournoi de Chauvency in the Douce 308 MS in the Bodleian Library, Oxford was just published in French Studies.
Le tournoi de Chauvency is a fascinating French narrative poem, recounting the events of a multi-day tournament and mêlée fight, accompanied by singing, dancing, games, and feasting from 1285. It is part of the manuscript Douce 308 in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, where it sits among other narrative poems and a large collection of song lyrics, some of which are those songs in the Tournoi.
As I’m currently writing a chapter on the songs in this manuscript, I was delighted to review this collection. I’ve already blogged a slightly longer comment on the two essays in it that deal with the Vows of the Peacock, but for access to the full review, please use the links below, kindly provided by OUP.