Memory out of Line: Hebrew Etymology in the Roman de Brut and Merlin

@article{Warren2003MemoryOO,
  title={Memory out of Line: Hebrew Etymology in the Roman de Brut and Merlin},
  author={Michelle R. Warren},
  journal={MLN},
  year={2003},
  volume={118},
  pages={1014 - 989}
}
  • M. Warren
  • Published 24 September 2003
  • History
  • MLN
Currently, hyphens are commonly used to define ethnic identities of multiple origins. In the Middle Ages, multilingual etymologies served a similar function by narrating linguistic histories derived from more than one cultural tradition. Analyzing the Hebrew-French etymologies presented in Wace's Roman de Brut (c. 1155, Cernel) and the Merlin (c. 1230, Escalibor), this essay places French-language narratives of British history in dialogue with the gradual re-interpretation of the roles of Jews… 
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