A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Douce 297

Summary Catalogue no.: 21871


Gesta Francorum,

to 1214

French translation dedicated to Alphonse of Poitiers (incomplete).

Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 1321:

Good miniatures.

Good historiated initials.


Origin: 13th century, end ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.