Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Editions and translations

The following editions of the text of the Vita Ludovici have been produced.

Pithou, P., Historia Francorum scriptores, vol. xi, Frankfort, 1596, pp. 95-135 based on the complete Manuscript B; a weak edition largel because of the inadequacies of the manuscript used.

Duchesne, A., Historiae Francorum Scriptores coaetanei, vol. iv, Paris, 1641, pp. 281-327: based on Mansucripts B and E; an infinitely superior edition to Pithou.

Bouquet, D., Recueil des historiens des Gaules et de la France, vol. xii, 1781, pp. 10-63: based on Manuscripts A, D, E, G and Duchesne.

Migne, J. P., Patrologia Latina, vol. clxxxvi, Paris 1854, columns 1253-1340: after Bouquet.

Lecoy de la Marche, A., (ed.), Oeuvres completes de Suger, recueilles, annotées er publiées d’après les manuscrits, Paris 1867, pp. 1-149: based on Manuscripts A, B, C, D, E, and G; superior to the earlier editions but it lacks footnotes.

Molinier, Auguste, (ed.), Vie de Louis le Gros par Suger, suivi par l’histoire du roi Louis VII, Collection de texts pour server a l’etude at a l’enseignement de l’Histoire, Paris 1887, pp. 1-146: based on Mansucripts A-G.

Waquet, Henri, (ed.), Vie de Louis VI le Gros, Les classiques de l’histoire de France au Moyen Age, Paris, 1929, reprinted, Les Belles Lettres, Paris, 1964: based on Manuscripts A-H.

The following translations of the Vita Ludovici have been produced.

Primat, Grandes Chroniques de France, 1274, edited P. Paris, vol. iii, 1837, pp. 207-355 and J. Viard (ed.), Les Grandes Chroniques de France, Société de l’histoire de France, vol. v, Paris, 1928, pp. 80-283. This translation followed Manuscript E, somewhat inaccurately.

Guizot, F., Vie de Louis VI le Gros, Collection des Ménoires relatifs a l’Histoire de France, vol. viii, Paris 1825, pp. 4-159, reprinted in Suger: L’Abbé, le roi et les barons, Source de l’Histoire de France, Paris, 2002, pp. 6-180. Guizot’s translation followed Bouquet’s edition.

Waquet, Henri, (ed.), Vie de Louis VI le Gros, Les classiques de l’histoire de France au Moyen Age, Paris, 1929, reprinted Les Belles Lettres, Paris, 1964.

Cusimano, Richard and Moorhead, John, (eds.), Suger: The Deeds of Louis the Fat, Washington, 1992.

Bur, Michel, (ed.), Suger: La Geste de Louis VI, Acteurs de l’Histoire, Paris, 1994.

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