Froissart online & in Paris

Hot off the press–at least, still warm, fragrant, and crisp-crusted; freshly-baked in the middle of the night my time–and a cause for great Obrienaternal excitement. Forwarding without further ado the following message from Peter Ainsworth and Godfried Croenen on the launch of the Online Froissart:

With generous support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Resource Enhancement programme, the Online Froissart was launched on 31 March 2010. It offers scholars more than 100 transcriptions from manuscript witnesses covering Books I, II and III of the Chronicles, a powerful collation tool and search engine. With essays, commentaries and notes on the history, politics and personalities of the 14th century, plus links to several manuscript facsimiles viewable alongside some of the texts, the resource also includes a new translation into modern English of selected chapters from the first three Books of the Chronicles, and a direct link to the online Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (CNRS – Laboratoire ATILF).

The European launch in Paris coincided with the inauguration on 2 April 2010 of an international exhibition on Froissart’s Chronicles and the Hundred Years’ War at the Musée de l’Armée, Invalides (until 4 July 2010). A round table presentation and discussion at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies follows on 14 May 2010 at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. An introductory seminar and presentation is scheduled for 25 June 2010 at the University of Liverpool.

Peter Ainsworth, U of Sheffield and Godfried Croenen, U of Liverpool

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