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Chaine de traduction

Juliette Bourdier, “Chaîne de traduction, s’approprier le Tractatus pour translater l’Espurgatoire,” l’évolution de la langue et le traitement des intraduisibles au sein de la recherche, Éditions des Archives contemporaines, Sept. 2016, 45-53. Chaîne de traduction, s’approprier le Tractatus pour translater l’Espurgatoire Au-delà du débat sur la nécessité de présenter au public du XXIe siècle, […]

via Chaîne de traduction, s’approprier le Tractatus pour translater l’Espurgatoire — Juliette Bourdier

Afterworld Cartography

Knowing that our knowledge of the otherworldly geography is constructed from these testimonies, it seemed interesting to examine the physical structure sketched along the revelations. In this communication, I will explore the fact that coming with the twelfth century and while the genre was being challenged by a rising doubt on the authenticity of the […]

via Afterworld Cartography, Medieval Travel Guidebooks to Fantasy — Juliette Bourdier

Quai de Seine et Place des fêtes, histoires d’amour, le futur et le conditionnel

French Again, Juliette Bourdier

Paris, je t’aime est un film à sketches français produit en 2005, Ce film est une suite de dix-huit courts-métrages sur dix-huit des vingt arrondissements de Paris. Il traite de l’amour éphémère. Chacun des courts-métrages est filmé par un réalisateur ou une réalisatrice différents et joué par des acteurs et actrices qui n’apparaissent pas dans les autres parties du film. Les courts-métrages consacrés au 11e et 15e arrondissements ont été tournés mais n’ont pas été intégrés au film final pour des raisons d’enchaînement des histoires. Chaque cinéaste a dû se soumettre à plusieurs contraintes : respecter la durée du film (environ 5 minutes), s’occuper d’un seul arrondissement et filmer en deux jours.

 

Quai de Seine

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Play medieval!

Juliette Bourdier, Medievalist

Fief is a game of dynastic ambition, where players assume the roles of nobles in the 14th century Kingdom of France.

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Academy Games, which specializes in history-related board games, is making an English-language version of a popular French game in which players assume the roles of nobles in the 15th century Kingdom of France. They can gain power through secular and ecclesiastical politics, and be able to become the power-behind-the-throne for the King or Pope.

Fiefs have different colored backgrounds and Bishoprics have heavy bordered outlines that include several different Fiefs.

The game fun can range from getting good harvests to raise the church tithe, or being hit by the plague or having a peasant uprising!

The game-makers have easily surpassed their goal of $20,000 and are using the extra money raised to make additional improvements to the game. Those who pledge certain amounts will recieve an advance copy of the game, which is due to be ready by June 2014. You can get more details…

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Serments de Strazbourg (842)

Juliette Bourdier, Medievalist

 

The  Serment de Strasbourg is an oath sworn by Charles le Chauve – Charles the Bald (later Holy Roman Emperor Charles II) andÄhnlicher Begriff: Louis II de Germania in solemnizing their alliance against their brother, Emperor Lothair I. The chief political result of this alliance was the Treaty of Verdun (843). Each brother made his oath in the language of the other’s followers, so that it might be understood. The version used by Louis is often considered the oldest known specimen of French.The text was preserved in the manuscript of the Frankish historian Nithard (fl. 9th century).The Serments is the earliest known document written in the emerging vernacular.

Le mot tudesque vient de l’adjectif germanique tiudesc, qui signifie «populaire». Cette racine se retrouve aussi dans le mot tiudesc-Land qui signifie le «pays du peuple». Au fil du temps, il se transformera en Deutschland, nom…

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Brush up your French for free

Juliette Bourdier, Medievalist

 Improve your French, for free and online,

RFI Mission Paris, menez l’enquête- Free Web Site

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Only Eva can save France. But who are her allies? And who are her enemies? From a Parisian cafe she follows a messenger right into a blast at a railway station. Is it a trap? And what do the messenger’s dying words mean?

From a Parisian café with a surly waiter, Eva runs after a mysterious contact and ends up in the chaotic aftermath of an explosion. Has someone tried to kill her? Instead of sipping her espresso in peace, she finds herself facing danger. She gets mixed up in a world of mysterious codes and a race against time. The messenger… le messager…has told her the first clues for her assignment…aisle a, row 2… and a number code 1-8-5-2. She’s the only person who can save France from a disaster.

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French Food… Recipe Medieval Style

Juliette Bourdier, Medievalist

French Medieval Food

Bread, accompanied by meat and wine, was the centrepiece of the medieval diet. Vegetables were more for peasants, both in reality and imagination. Not all foods had the same cultural value. Each had its place within a hierarchy extending from heaven to earth.

Cereals were the basic food, primarily as bread. Oats were eaten as porridge, mainly in the Atlantic regions of Europe. By the end of the Middle Ages, wheat had become the most sought-after cereal. Rye was cultivated only in the roughest soils, whilst millet was a speciality prominent in the south west of France. A recent arrival, buckwheat, began spreading through Brittany.

Vegetables were a daily part of the peasant’s diet. Cabbage, in particular, was king of medieval gardens. In towns, itinerant vendors sold green vegetables (spinach, leeks and cabbage) used for making purées and soups.

Fruit was considered fit for the nobility…

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