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New Perspectives on the Sacred and the Secular in Old French and Old Provençal Poetry

Author(s): Cyril Aslanov

Book Description

This book delves into the question of the coexistence, convergence, and opposition between the sacred and the secular as reflected in Old French and Old Provençal poetry from the early to the late central Middle Ages, that is from the end of the ninth century until the thirteenth century. It breaks the boundaries between the intratextual dimension and the cultural and historical context wherefrom the texts emanated, in order to reassess the role of sacredness in the civilizational landscape of France and Occitania during the golden age of Old French and Old Provençal poetry. It will interest not only Romanists, but also historians, specialists of the history of religions, and students and scholars of general and comparative literature.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1955-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1955-4
Date of Publication: 01/01/2019
Pages / Size: 197 / A5
Price: £58.99


Cyril Aslanov is Professor of Linguistics at Aix-Marseille Université, France. He is also a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and invited professor at Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. He has published more than 160 articles and seven books on Romance linguistics and philology, Greek linguistics and the linguistics of Hebrew and Jewish languages. His main fields of interest are Old Provençal and Old French. His publications include Le provençal des Juifs et l’hébreu en Provence: le dictionnaire Šaršot Ha-Kesef de Joseph Caspi (2001), Evidence of Francophony in Mediaeval Levant: Decipherment and Interpretation (MS. BnF. Copte 43) (2006), and Le français au Levant, jadis et naguère. À la recherche d’une langue perdue (2006).