Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Low Countries: A Crossroads in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Low Countries: A Crossroads in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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The Low Countries: A Crossroads in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Yoko Wada, Kansai University Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies: International Collaborative Studies Series 5 (Osaka: Kansai University Press, 2004). ix + 97 pp. ISBN 4-873 54-401-7. ¥1,500.00. This volume, the product of a joint project of the universities of Kansai and Louvain, contains four short studies of linguistic, literary, historical, and musicological interest relating to Flanders in the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries. Andrew Breeze, in 'Medieval Welsh poetry and the town of Lier', investigates the use of the Medieval Welsh expression du o li or du o lir for a kind of heavy black cloth from the Belgian town of Lier, an analogue to Middle English blak and grene a lyere, as part of the story of Flemish/Brabant influence in Wales. …

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