Tuscan-Lombard Troubadour Chansonnier


[sine loco], codices restituti

General Information

Title Troubadour Chansonnier m2+Pv+m
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Western Tuscany (?), Italy
Date of Origin 1275-1300
Script, Hands

one hand (?), littera textualis

Original Condition

Number of Columns 2
Number of Lines 44



The analysis of the decoration leads towards the Pisa-Lucca area, where many Gallo-Romance codices were compiled in the last decades of the 13th century.


The host volume of m and some writings on the parchment scraps which were reused along with Pv point to a circulation of the chansonnier in the Milan-Pavia area in the 16th century, before its dismantlement. This would be consequent with the hypothesis - still to be definitively demonstrated - that the lost book belonged to the Visconti-Sforza library, located in the Pavia castle until 1499.

Persons and Institutions - Count Bartolomeo Arese (1590-1674), member of the Senate of Milan, owner of the host volume of m - Visconti-Sforza dinasty, owners of the chansonnier (?)