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Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume aims to rethink critical assumptions about a particular type of medieval manuscript: the miscellany. A miscellany is a multi-text manuscript, made up of mixed contents, often in a mixture ... More


Reconstructing the rise of Verb Second in Welsh

Marieke Meelen

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Verb Second orders are only found in the Middle Welsh period: Old and Modern Welsh mainly exhibit verb-initial patterns. This chapter shows how the V2 orders developed by carefully reconstructing ... More


The Union of Wales and England

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616053
eISBN:
9780748672219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with discussion of political developments such as the Norman conquest and the division of Wales into twelve counties with the right of appropriate representation in the English ... More


Old Irish and the Celtic languages

Coulter H. George

in How Dead Languages Work

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852827
eISBN:
9780191887116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Old Irish is a notoriously difficult language, and the chapter begins with an account of why this is so, exploring the features such as consonant mutations, palatalization, the absolute and conjunct ... More


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