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Title: Een helding voor het gerecht.
Subtitle: Een vergelijkende analyse van een episode uit de Seghelijn van Jherusalem
Author(s): DE BUNDEL, Katty
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 44    Issue: 2   Date: 2002   
Pages: 115-147
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.44.2.364

Abstract :
The chivalric romance Seghelijn van Jherusalem (Flanders, fourteenth century) features a distinct episode concerning the character of Florette, derived from the Old French Florence de Rome. In a part of this episode — the trial of Florette (ll. 8945-9540) — the poet departs from his primary source and uses a hitherto unacknowledged secondary source, Arturs doet (translation of the Old French La Mort le roi Artu). This article shows how the poet adapted his sources with reference to contemporary juridical discourse, and how this adaptation serves to further underpin previous attempts at interpretation of the text.

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