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The 'child of Babylon' and the problem of paternity in Medieval French Alexander romances

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Leglu, C. (2013) The 'child of Babylon' and the problem of paternity in Medieval French Alexander romances. Reading Medieval Studies, 39. pp. 63-74. ISSN 0950-3129

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Abstract/Summary

A study of the use of hybrid physical appearance both to signal and to explore the disputed paternity of Alexander the Great throughout its vernacular French tradition. The article compares the 'child of Babylon' portent and Alexander's son Alior in the twelfth-century French "Roman d'Alexandre" poem cycle, and a fifteenth-century prose adaptation of it.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS)
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > French
ID Code:34136
Publisher:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (University of Reading)

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