Texte et image dans deux versions de l’Art de chasser avec les oiseaux de Frédéric II Hohenstaufen
This article proposes a comparative analysis of text and images in two manuscripts of the De arte venandi cum avibus, a famous treatise on falconry by the Emperor Frederic II Hohenstaufen. It deals with the codex Città del Vaticano, B.A.V., Pal. lat. 1071, produced in Southern Italy for the king Manfred, son of the Emperor, and its French copy (Ms Paris, B.n.F. fr. 12400), made in Flanders in the beginning of the XIVth century. Scenes of dedication, portraits of princes and clients, disposition of miniatures on the surface of the parchment, their relation to the text, appearance of figurative initials in the French manuscript – all these sometimes small but important details allow to understand the mechanics of cultural dialogue and of the transmission of scientific ideas and artistic features from one cultural milieu to another.