By Jan A. Nelson, Emanuel J. Mickel Jr
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B fol. 124v col. XIIII. " (A fol. 45v col. 2) (Hippeau I, p. 259) This branch ends with a laisse in "-ee" which constitutes a call to order and a preliminary announcement of the Chanson d'Antioche which in AF follows immediately. It is also after this laisse that H ends its version of the "Cygne" cycle material, whereas that of S is terminated three laisses previously by a lacuna. However, seven manuscripts, BCDEGIT, continue with the Retour de Cornumarant. " (C fol. 88r col. 2) (Hippeau 2, p.
8 The table sets out the maximum number of branches into which the cycle can be subdivided for modern editorial convenience. It should be noted that the present division into branches, or continuations of branches, does not always coincide with that actually conceived by the scribes who wrote the manuscripts, in those cases where a formal division is maintained by means of blank spaces, miniatures, or large ornamental capitals. It seems, as has been suggested above, that in many cases redactors attempted to smooth over the joints rather than draw attention to them.
In the extreme left and right margins are catapults with their slings being held down, whilst in the centre Jerusalem is subject to both scaling and mining. d. Turkish worthies playing chess. e. A knight shoots an arrow to bring down the carrier pigeons sent out by the Turks. 14) fol. 144r col. 1; The Christians look down on Jerusalem from the hill of Josaphas. 15) fol. 162r col. 1; The Christians visit the hermit on the Mount of Olives. 16) fol. 167r col. 1; The coronation of Godefroi de Bouillon.
The Old French Crusade Cycle: La naissance du Chevalier au cygne by Jan A. Nelson, Emanuel J. Mickel Jr