La Chronique de Robert de Clari: Etude de la langue et du style
Robert de Clari (died c. 1220), a member of the Lesser Picard nobility from the vicinity of Amiens, left a chronicle of the Fourth Crusade in which he took part. This is an important work in the study of the development of the French language, because it is one of the first original prose texts in French, neither translated from Latin nor resulting from "prosification" of verse-compositions.
Professor Dembrowski's study is a close analysis of language and style, revealing Robert de Clari's ability in the narration of short anecdotes and in the reproduction of dialogue.
University of Toronto Romance Series, Number 6.
- Series: University of Toronto Romance Series
- World Rights
- Page Count: 142 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
P. F. Dembowski is a distinguished service professor emeritus of French literature at the University of Chicago.
Subjects and Courseshistory \ european history
history \ history of religion
history \ medieval history
history \ military history
literary studies \ book and print culture
literary studies \ french literature
literary studies \ medieval literature
medieval studies \ medieval history
medieval studies \ medieval literature