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A month’s worth of work

Much reading as well as (seemingly) endless writing has brought me closer to saying something about Bevis that feels worth saying. The coincidence that the original Boeve poem was written around the time when Bovo of St Laurence was living … Continue reading

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May, and some progress

The book by Damien Carraz that looks unpromising from its title, which flags it up as concerned with the Templars in high medieval southern France, has actually proved a vital help in understanding the power, purpose, and influence of early … Continue reading

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Maiolus of Cluny, the key?

The work I am doing on Boeve keeps coming back to the same questions, one of which is how does Maiolus of Cluny fit into the wider picture of transmission? I am sure he does, and I can see how … Continue reading

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Good Friday 2020

The ecclesiastical and theological significance of 10.4.20, like the weather, is somewhat at odds with the time we are enduring as Covid 19 reaches its terrible peak. The beautiful sunny warm spring weather is mocking so many families who cannot … Continue reading

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April begins

The current outbreak of Covid 19 is making it hard to find time for writing but this morning I have been able to do some work on my chapter for The Rise and Rise of Romance book – a nice … Continue reading

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Saint’s preserve us!

After a real crisis of confidence last year, I have just submitted a piece of research concerning Boeve. I came across an historical reference that seems so provocative I had to try to write it up. If it gets accepted … Continue reading

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At long last!

After all thsi time of reading and re-reading I have at last discovered the link I have been looking for between the saint for whom Boeve/Bovo/Bevis was named and the place where the character was buried, and now I can … Continue reading

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