[Sca-cooks] Semi-OT: Help! Lost text!

edoard at medievalcookery.com edoard at medievalcookery.com
Wed Jan 28 07:36:20 PST 2009

Either way, it's certainly not "~1350" as I have it listed.  I'll need
to correct that.

- Doc

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Johnna Holloway
> Actually the Sion S. 108 manuscript (now that it has been identified) is 
> not dated 1250.
> Scully dates it as second half of the 13th century. It's probably closer 
> to 1300 than 1250.
> According to Thomas Gloning who has it posted--
> Aebischer: "L'écriture de notre manuscrit sédunois est très soignée, 
> d'une belle gothique de la seconde moitié du XIIIe siècle, ou au plus 
> tard des toutes premières années du siècle suivant" (p. 74). Scully 
> (1988, 3): "A parchment roll from the second half of the thirteenth 
> century"; "Aebischer points out that the early date of the Valais 
> manuscript indicates that the Guillaume Tirel [i.e. Taillevent, TG] who 
> was studied by Pichon and Vicaire could not have been the author of the 
> original version of the /Viandier/". Vgl. Aebischer 1953, 78-80 ("Et 
> alors? Une conclusion seule s'impose: c'est que S représente un 
> /Viandier/ antérieur à Taillevent"; p. 80).
> http://www.uni-giessen.de/gloning/tx/viandier-sion.htm
> Or see  Scully's  The Viandier of Taillevent, page 3.
> Johnnae
>  Sydney Walker Freedman wrote:
> > There's an early manuscript from ca. 1250 (I found the text).  It's
> > refered to as the Sion manuscript.  It's in Scully's book (which I
> > can't access at the moment), and he has an article about it entitled
> > "A Parchment Roll from the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century" (I
> > can't remember what journal).  I was rather surprised to discover this
> > early version about a year ago.  I can send the new URL for the French
> > text.
> >
> > Pax,
> > Cecilia

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