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K. Busby
French in Medieval Ireland, Ireland in Medieval French
The Paradox of Two Worlds

approx. 375 p., 21 b/w ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-57021-1
Languages: English
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A major study of interest to historians of medieval Ireland and specialists in medieval French.

This book is a ground-breaking study of the cultural and linguistic consequences of the English invasion of
Ireland in 1169, first analysing in detail French-language texts produced in Ireland before examining the ways in which the country is portrayed in French literature of the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries. It incorporates the results of original archival research and is characterized by close attention to linguistic details of expression and communication, as well as historical, codicological, and literary contexts.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. In confusionem linguarum: Ground Zero

Chapter 2.Verba volant, scripta manent: The Texts

Chapter 3.Mirabilia hibernica: The Wondrous Isle

Chapter 4. Historia et fabula: The Two Irelands

Chapter 5.Familia hibernica: The Importance of Being Irish


Interest Classification:
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Romance languages
History of the French language
Romance literatures
Old & Middle French literature
Other Indo-European langs & lits
Celtic languages & literatures
Comparative & cultural studies through literature
Translation & vernacularity
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
British Isles

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