Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Glossaire et Index Critiques Des Oeuvres D'attribution Certaine De Gautier De Coinci

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Glossaire et Index Critiques Des Oeuvres D'attribution Certaine De Gautier De Coinci

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Olivier Collet, Glossaire et index critiques des aeuvres d'attribution certaine de Gautier de Coinci (Geneva: Droz, 2000). cx + 591 pp. ISBN 2-600-00358-4. Sw. Fr. 80.00. Olivier Collet has continued his work on Gautier de Coinci with the publication of this massive glossary based on his own edition of Sainte Cristine and Koenig's edition of the Miracles de Nostre Dame. Collet's introduction covers briefly but clearly the editorial history of the works of Gautier and explains the importance of the author to the history of the French language. Gautier uses an incredibly rich vocabulary and was an inventive and original author who extended the vocabulary available to his contemporaries and successors. In addition the introduction contains the corrections needed for the edition of the Miracles de Nostre Dame and lists of words which appear for the first time in Gautier. There is also a section on morphology and repertoire of dialect forms. …

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