Marie de France

Item

Author

Marie de France

Location

Shaftesbury Abbey, England

Dates

1160 to 1215

Biography

Marie de France was a medieval poet who was probably born in Franceand lived in England during the late 12th century. Little is known about her life. She lived and wrote at an unknown court, but she and her work were almost certainly known at the royal court of King Henry II of England.

Works

Lais of Marie de France, Legend of the Purgatory of St. Patrick, Aesop's Fables

Languages

Anglo-Norman French

Genres

Lais, Fables

Editions and Translations

Digital Editions

Archival Holdings

The Lays and Fables of Marie de France: Harley MS 978, British Library; Manuscript contaning "Li Lais de Yonec" [Incomplete], "Li Lais de Guigemar" and "Li Lais de Lanval": Français 2168 f. 47 - 58, National Library of France, Paris; Manuscript contaning "Li Lais de Yonec" [Incomplete], "Li Lais de Guigemar" and "Li Lais de Lanval": Français 2168 f. 47 - 58, National Library of France, Paris;Manuscript containing "Li Bestiaires, chesont les fables de pluseurs bestes" (Aesop's), translated by Marie de France: Français 2168 f. 159 - 186, National Library of France, Paris;
Manuscript containing "Les Provierbes Yzopet" by Marie de France: Français 1446, National Library of France, Paris;
Manuscript contaning "Le Livre d'Yzopet" by Marie de France: Français 1593, National Library of France, Paris;
Fables de Marie de France: Français 14971, National Library of France, Paris;
Fables of Marie de France, Aesop's Fables translated by Marie de France: Français 2173, National Library of Paris;
Collection of old French Poetry containing Fables by Marie de France: Français 12603, National Library of France, Paris;
Collection of Fabliaux, Tales, Fables, Proverbs, Romans containing "Ci commence de Ysopes", "Cil qui sevent de l'estreure", fables by Marie de France: Français 19152, National Library of France, Paris;
Aesop's Fables translated into French verse by Marie de France: Français 25406, National Library of France, Paris;
L'Image du monde, le Secret des secrets, le Roman des romans, Caton, etc. containing "Peines du Purgatoire" by Marie de France: Français 25407, National Library of France, Paris;
Collection of verses and prose containing Aesop's Fables translated by Marie de France: Français 1822, National Library of France, Paris;
Le livre de Ysopet et de Avionnet containing fables by Marie de France: Français 24310, National Library of France, Paris;
Dits, fabliaux et pièces diverses containing "Lai de Yonet" by Marie de France: Français 24432, National Library of France, Paris;

Item sets

Marie de France.bmp