Monthly Archives: October 2019

Is it all about the language?

The further I go with research into the background and contexts relating to Boeve the more certain I become that there is a strong undertow of interest in language and its status in the society to which the text belongs, … Continue reading

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Matters etymological and local

Research this week has started pulling together some of the etymology that appears to underpin the choice of ‘Boeve’ as the name of the hero in the Anglo-Norman poem. I have, I think, established a Christian, crusading, Aquitainian, and Benedictine … Continue reading

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