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Patronage of the poetic Melusine romance: Guillaume l'Archeveque's confrontation with dynastic crisis

Colwell, Tania

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In 1400 Guillaume l'Archevêque, the lord of Parthenay, commissioned the Roman de Parthenay (RP), a poetic ancestral romance affirming his family's descent from Mélusine, the mythic fairy-serpentine matriarch of the Poitevin Lusignan dynasty. Prevailing

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69535
Source: Journal of Medieval History
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmedhist.2011.02.004

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