Fixed forms. The material transmission of the strophic poems by Jacob van Maerlant
In the middle ages the material transmission of texts depended completely on the copying by hand of manuscripts (copies of copies). This gave the texts a fluid character. In this project we want to research how the use of fixed forms influenced the stability of the text transmission. We focus on all text witnesses of the ten strophic poems by the Flemish poet Jacob van Maerlant (active in the 2nd half of the 13th century).