In Development

French of Outremer Legal Texts in Translation

For nearly two years, a group of scholars have joined in a series of translation sessions hosted under the auspices the French of Outremer Legal Texts working group.  Members of this group, who bring their expertise in Old French, Crusades history, the history of the French language, and medieval law, have now translated a total of three Old French legal treatises, all of which date to the mid-thirteenth century and were written on the island of Cyprus by members of the Western-Christian aristocracy who settled there after the third Crusade. The final product of our three initial translations will appear soon.