Medieval Frenches

These projects reflect the innovative approaches of scholars and students at Fordham to the study of medieval forms of French, as well as our efforts to distinguish the culturally and geographically distinct communities of medieval French speakers. 


The French of England introduces the study of French language texts composed in medieval England by providing bibliographies of the recent publications in the field, audio recordings of primary source readings, a guide to terms, syllabi, and links to additional resources for educators and students.

Bibliographies Literature Medieval England Pedagogy Podcasts & Audio

Project Status: Active


A product of the French of Outremer Legal Texts in Translation Working Group, French of Outremer Legal Texts in Translation presents translations of several key, thirteenth century legal texts written in the Latin East alongside facsimiles of the original documents. These digital editions are accompanied by thematic essays and a standard critical apparatus.

Law Primary SourcesTranslations 

Project Status: Active

The Online Medieval Sources Bibliography provides detailed information on over 5000 modern print and online editions of medieval primary sources. Users can search on a variety of fields (such as Language, Title, Region, or Medieval Author) to find specific works relevant to medieval Frenches.

Bibliographies Latin East & Crusading Law Literature Medieval England Religion & Philosophy Primary Sources

Project Status: Active


The French of Outremer brings attention to French-language sources composed in the Latin East, or Outremer. In addition to essays on topics related to the uses and development of Outremer French, this website provides annotated bibliographies of primary sources and links to related web resources.

Bibliographies Law Latin East & Crusading Literature Primary Sources

Project Status: Archived


Linked to the larger French of Italy project, French of Italy: Exploring Place charts place-names mentioned in a selection of medieval French-language works created or copied on the Italian peninsula from roughly 1250 to 1500. A table of unidentified place names is also included in the project.

Mapping

Project Status: Archived


The French of Italy Time Map project charts the creation of French language texts in Italy between 1250 and 1500. By visually presenting the corpus in chronological as well as geographical terms, the Time Map project aims to investigate how the French language was used by Italian authors and audiences across the peninsula.

Mapping

Project Status: Archived


The French of Italy project’s goal is to encourage new scholarly approaches to the French language texts composed and copied in Italy and Italian speaking regions and to the communities in which they were produced. In addition to indexing the sources, the site also links to two mapping sub-projects, interpretive essays, and a bibliography.

Literature Bibliographies Mapping

Project Status: Archived