Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Plurilinguisme Au Moyen ÂGe: Orient-Occident: Du Babel À la Langue Une

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Plurilinguisme Au Moyen ÂGe: Orient-Occident: Du Babel À la Langue Une

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Le Plurilinguisme au Moyen Age: Orient-Occident: Du Babel à la langue une, ed. Claire Kappler and Suzanne Thiolier-Méjean (Paris: Harmattan, 2009). 372 pp. ISBN 978-2-296-08196-3. euro34.00. Most of the essays in this volume are grouped under four main headings. 'Des sociétés plurilingües: Langues et cultures en contact' surveys the ethnie and linguistic mix of Britain at the time of Bede, the use of the vernacular by Dante and his contemporaries, Anglo-Norman England at the time of Chaucer, Galician-Portuguese lyric, and the varying use of Latin and vernacular in medieval sacred and secular music. Tasseurs des deux rives: Voyageurs et traducteurs' covers the mix of languages used by medieval Jewish writers and translators, early Persian translators of the Koran, the transmission of Manichaean texts in China, and the cultural and linguistic mix of medieval Sicily. …

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