Heldris Cornuälle, Le Roman de silence

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To this day the medieval archives continue to surprise us, either by revealing literary documents that had been unknown, or by bringing back to light texts that had been recognized by medieval philologists sometime in the past but have subsequently been ignored (Busch and Reich, ed.). Of course, a vast number of medieval texts (manuscripts), if not the majority, has been lost altogether, and we are actually fortunate to have access to texts from that time period in the first place (Haye). Sometimes, however, literary scholars are facing considerable challenges in assessing the true quality or meaning of a medieval work because it has survived in only one manuscript. In addition, it is possible that some poets formulated ideas, concepts or themes that were incomprehensible to their own…

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Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "Le Roman de silence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 April 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40800, accessed 29 May 2024.]

40800 Le Roman de silence 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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