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Reading Abbey’s Anglo-Norman French translation of the Bible (London, British Library Royal MS 1 C III)

Leglu, C. (2016) Reading Abbey’s Anglo-Norman French translation of the Bible (London, British Library Royal MS 1 C III). Reading Medieval Studies, XLII. pp. 139-156. ISSN 0950-3129 (ISBN 9780704915541)

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Abstract/Summary

Part of a special issue dedicated to the manuscripts of Reading Abbey. This article examines a translation into Anglo-Norman French prose of part of the Bible (Genesis - Tobit). It reviews the existing hypotheses concerning this manuscript's use of English loan words, its provenance in Reading's monastic community, and its links with a Bible translation commissioned by King John the Good of France.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS)
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > French
ID Code:66965
Uncontrolled Keywords:Medieval Studies; Manuscript Studies; Anglo-Norman French; Translation Studies
Publisher:University of Reading

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