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By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Via shut readings of either time-honored and imprecise medieval texts, the participants to this quantity try and learn England as a singularly robust entity inside an enormous geopolitical community. This capacious international will be glimpsed within the cultural flows connecting the Normans of Sicily with the rulers of britain, or Chaucer with legends coming back from Bohemia. it could even be visible in fabulous locations in literature, as whilst eco-friendly childrens are chanced on in twelfth-century Yorkshire or whilst Welsh animals start to communicate of the lengthy heritage in their land’s colonization. The members to this quantity search moments of cultural admixture and heterogeneity inside of texts that experience frequently been assumed to belong to a unmarried, nationwide canon, researching moments while favourite and bounded area erupt into unforeseen variety and countless geographical regions.

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The Wear runs around it, the river strong in waves, and there in it dwell many kinds of fish in the mingling of the water. And there has also grown up a secure enclosing woods; in that place dwell many wild animals, countless animals in deep dales. There is also in the city, as it is known to men, the righteous blessed Cuthbert and the head of the pure king— Oswald, lion of the English—and Bishop Aidan, Eadbert and Eadfrith, the noble companions. , Cuthbert) learned his lessons well. 5 There is, however, a missing third term that haunts this formulation—Durham Cathedral.

Norman Diaspora Norman culture of the Middle Ages spanned a wide geographical range, linked by sea routes that provided a source of economic and cultural continuity. This continuity has led some scholars to refer to the “Norman diaspora,” that is, the fanning out of Norman communities across Europe and the Mediterranean, giving rise to a range of hybrid communities that share certain societal and cultural features. There are several reasons why we might want to hesitate in deploying the term Norman diaspora.

Ouvrage Moral en vers, composé dans le treizieme siecle. Suivi de quelques piece historiques, et morales aussi en vers et du même siecle. Le tout précédé d’une Dissertation sur la Langue des Celtes. Avec quelques nouvelles observations sur les étimologies (Lausanne and Paris: chez Chaubert and Claude Herissant, 1760). 2. Preface (vii–xi): “Il seroit à souhaiter que l’on pût doner les ouvrages de tous nos anciens Auteurs, rien ne nous instruiroit mieux des usages et des moeurs de nos peres, rien aussi ne nous eclairciroit davantage sur l’origine, et sur les variations de notre Langue” (vii).

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