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Friday, August 14, 2015

Middle French Comes Alive

Medieval Manuscripts Alive: Middle French

Hear a 15th-century book of chivalric adventures, the Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies, as it was originally meant to be experienced—read aloud in Middle French

Zrinka Stahuljak | August 11, 2015

The spectacular medieval manuscript known as the Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies tells the story of a bigamous French-speaking knight from Hainaut (a county in present-day Belgium). Gillion is married to a western Christian noblewoman and an eastern Muslim princess at the same time—while leading the army of the sultan of Egypt.


Medieval Manuscripts Alive - logoThe book is written in Middle French, the predecessor of the modern language whose grammar and pronunciation is much different from French today. Hear audio recordings of two passages ...

<more at; related links: (Medieval Manuscripts Alive: Middle French (1 of 2)) and (Medieval Manuscripts Alive: Middle French (2 of 2))>

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