[SCA-Dance] Origin of the name "Ly Bens Distonys"?
white at drexel.edu
Fri Jan 15 11:18:41 EST 2010
> From: Tim McDaniel
> I'm not asking about the dance "Ly Bens Distonys" itself (a Gresley
> dance). I dimly recall reading that there was a medieval romance
> where the main character was a knight named something like "Le Bien
> Distonys". But Googling is getting me nowhere. Does this tickle
> anyone else's neurons?
> Danielis de Lincolia
How about this? From http://www.sfsu.edu/~medieval/Volume4/Zaerr.html,
a reference to a fourteenth-century Middle English piece titled
Lybeaus Desconus (linked to a thirteenth-century Old French piece
called Le Bel Inconnu). Haven't actually read the article, but that's
an interestingly close name.
I'm sure someone can come up with something better, though.
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