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Wikipedia and the Harley Lyrics

Ask many academics about the value of Wikipedia as a research tool and you will probably get quite a frosty reception. I certainly have been told on many occasions that it is a wholly unreliable source of information; often by lecturers. 911 more words

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Lanval and Sir Launfal (27th January 2016)

Text of Lanval from British Library Harley MS 978, f. 134r

Next meeting: 27th January / Room 2.47 / 3-5pm

Lanval is an Anglo-Norman Breton… 243 more words

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The Battle of Hastings' Literary Aftermath

Marie de France, from an illuminated manuscript now in the Bibliothèque nationale de France: BnF, Arsenal Library, Ms. 3142 fol. 256.

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Aesop's Fables

barber

A man who cuts hair and/or shaves facial hair. Anglo-Norman “barbour”< Latin “barbatorem” < “barba”=beard.

Etymology

crimson

A deep red color. Anglo-Norman “cremosin”=crimson cloth < Latin “carmosinus”=dark red < Arabic “qirmiz”=insect crushed for dye.

Etymology

obloquy

Strong public condemnation. Anglo-Norman “obloquie” < Latin “obloquium”=contradiction < “ob”=against + “loqui”=to speak.

Etymology

salmon

Large edible pink-fleshed fish. Anglo-Norman “samoun” < Latin “salmo” < “saltire”=to jump (referring to how the fish jumps).

Etymology