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Title: Seghers wapenfeiten
Subtitle: Oude en nieuwe hypotheses omtrent de Trojeroman, het huis van Gaasbeek en het handschrift-Van Hulthem
Author(s): KESTEMONT, Mike
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 52    Issue: 3   Date: 2010   
Pages: 249-275
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.52.3.2053944

Abstract :
The Trojeroman (‘Romance of Troy’) is known to have been written by Segher Diengotgaf and is commonly believed to have been commissioned by a member of the ducal family of Brabant. In this contribution, I will reconsider some of the heraldic evidence put forward by Wim van Anrooij in 1998 and argue that Godfried of Gaasbeek is a likely candidate for identification with Segher’s patron. Furthermore, I will expand on Brinkman’s 2000 hypothesis regarding the text collection in the Van Hulthem-manuscript, containing parts of the Historie van Troyen and likely compilated by the Van den Heetvelde family. It appears that this family actually descends from the house of Gaasbeek, which sheds an interesting new light on the appearance of certain texts in the manuscript.

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