|LC control no.||n 89627649
|Uniform title heading||Floire et Blancheflor (Romance)
|Variant(s)||Flore und Blancheflur (Romance)
Floire and Blancheflor (Romance)
|Special note||Do not use as a main entry; used only for the collecting added entries under 25.12; each individual work is entered under its own title.
Do not confuse with: Floire et Blancheflor (Old French poem) n 89626816 which is a particular version of the cycle with its own translations.
|Found in||Cassell's encyc. of world lit.: v. 1, p. 235 (Floire et Blancheflor, before 1170, French romance; the most popular romance of the Middle Ages, adapted into most European languages)
Encyc. Brit., 15th ed. (Floire et Blancheflor, French metrical romance known in two versions of 12th and 13th century. The tale was popular throughout western Europe, and versions exist in most European languages. The English account, Floris and Blancheflur, was composed in the East Midlands dialect c. 1250)
Flore und Blancheflur Epos und Volksbuch, c1984.
LC data base, 5/4/89 (hdg.: Floire and Blancheflor)
Wikipedia, Feb. 28, 2022 (Floris and Blancheflour is the name of a popular romantic story that was told in the Middle Ages in many different vernacular languages and versions. It first appears in Europe around 1160 in "aristocratic" French. Roughly between the period 1200 and 1350 it was one of the most popular of all the romantic plots; The Middle English version of the poem derives from an Old French "aristocratic" version but differs somewhat in details. The opening section concerning how the two are born is missing from the English versions. Originally it dates to around 1250 and was called Floris and Blanchefleur)