Darrera modificació: 2019-04-28
Bases de dades: Sciència.cat, Oc
Baum, Ilil, "Jofre (Jaufre): the circulation of Arthurian romances among late medieval Catalan Jews", Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, 11/2 (2019), 1-28.
- The Arthurian legends have long attracted scholarly attention. In contrast, research on the reception of Arthurian works among Jews during the Middle Ages has been relatively limited. This study reconstructs nearly five hundred verses of the Occitan romance Jaufre written in Hebrew script and contextualizes its reception among Catalan and Jewish audiences. It is generally believed that this Occitan-Arthurian work is related to the court of King Jaume I. However, to this day no manuscript of clear Catalan origin has been found. The fragments in Hebrew characters from Girona display some linguistic traits that clearly testify to a more Catalanized version of this renowned Occitan work. The protagonist of the romance is also referred to in Catalan, Jofre rather than Jaufre. This work is evidence of the reception of Arthurian legends among late medieval Iberian Jews, and more particularly among the Jews of Catalonia during the fourteenth century.
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