Academic journal article Medium Aevum

David Aubert: Guerin le Lohrain

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

David Aubert: Guerin le Lohrain

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David Aubert. Guerin Le Lohrain, ed. Valérie Naudet (Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2005). 503 pp. ISBN 2-85 399-598-4. euro38.00. This is the first critical edition of this mise en prose of Garin Le Loheranc, part of David Aubert's Histoire de Charles Martel. The text is conservatively edited, retaining the mixed dialectal and 'standard' graphies of Middle French, identified in a linguistic analysis of the text (pp. 34-6) which also examines the morphology and syntax of the text Corrections and interventions are indicated by the use of italics with a footnote referring to the critical notes which follow the text The notes cover historical background as well as linguistic or manuscript material. Rejected readings are listed separately. Chapter and paragraph divisions largely also follow Aubert's division, and punctuation is modernized only where necessary for clarification. All this is possible because the base manuscript is a careful copy. The introduction examines whether Aubert, better known for his prose Croniques et conquestes de Charlemagne, was the redactor or the copyist The evidence is inconclusive and the editor chooses to continue to refer to the text as Aubert's pardy for convenience. …

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