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Existe-t-il une « Ancienne Loi des Bretons d’Armorique » ? Identités ethniques et tradition manuscrite au haut Moyen Âge

Abstract : In 1963, Ludwig Bieler published The Irish Penitentials, including a list of legal articles. Called the ‘Canones Wallici’ at the time, this text appears under a different title in six collections dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, namely Excerpta de libris Romanorum et Francorum (excerpts from books of the Romans and the Franks). These manuscripts contain numerous glosses, written mainly in the Brythonic languages. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that this text was not the subject of any particular interest for the glossers. It was merely one of a group of texts synthesising the written normative traditions that had developed on both sides of the Channel. The insular and continental contributions cannot be differentiated through either their language or their content. It is therefore possible to hypothesise the existence of a textual and linguistic community that was both Breton and British and that ignored political and maritime borders.
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Magali Coumert. Existe-t-il une « Ancienne Loi des Bretons d’Armorique » ? Identités ethniques et tradition manuscrite au haut Moyen Âge. La Bretagne Linguistique, Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique, 2014, 18, pp.227-264. ⟨10.4000/lbl.1162⟩. ⟨hal-03243569⟩

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