L. Brady, Multilingualism in Early Medieval Britain

L. Brady, Multilingualism in Early Medieval Britain, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Elements), 2023.

 

Résumé de l’éditeur : In the words of its own historians, pre-Norman Britain held five languages and four peoples. Yet in modern scholarship, Old English is too often studied separately from the other languages that surrounded it. This Element offers a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence from the pre-Norman period that situates Old English as one of several living languages that together formed the basis of a vibrant oral and written literary culture in early medieval Britain. Each section centres around a key thematic topic and is illustrated through a series of memorable case studies that encapsulate the extent to which multilingualism appeared in every facet of life in early medieval Britain: religious and scholarly; political and military; economic and cultural; intellectual and artistic. The Element makes an overall argument for the dynamic extent of transcultural literary and linguistic culture in early medieval Britain before the arrival of the Normans.

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Rédaction (2023, 10 octobre). L. Brady, Multilingualism in Early Medieval Britain. Mondes nordiques et normands médiévaux. Consulté le 15 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/rj0k

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