Heber-Serrure Codex

Medieval Miscellanies in the Netherlands, volume 17

The Heber-Serrurecodex (Ghent, University Library, Hs. 1374) contains mainly ethical-didactic rhyming texts. The manuscript was produced and extensively corrected in stages by one copyist (emergency name Second Partie copyist). Several other products by this copyist have also survived. The codex was probably produced in the late 14th century in the Carthusian monastery of Herne. The manuscript contains a large number of unica, including large excerpts from the Spiegel historiael, and some rare strophic poems, namely the Rinclus, all four Martijn poems and Der kerken claghe.

Edited by Renée Gabriël and Mike Kestemont