Practising French Conversation in Fifteenth-Century England

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Title
Practising French Conversation in Fifteenth-Century England
Journal
Modern Language Review
Author(s)
Critten Rory G.
ISSN
0026-7937 (print)
2222-4319 (online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Number
110
Pages
927-45
Language
english
Abstract
This essay reconsiders the French taught in the Manières de langage, a group of French conversation manuals written and used in fifteenth-century England. Focusing especially on their deployment by the Oxford dictatores, a succession of business teachers active on the fringes of the late medieval university, and viewing them in the context of the Hundred Years War, it argues that the Manières prepared their users for careers in the English Continental territories, particularly Normandy, as well as at home. The Manières thus provide a fresh point of entry into discussions regarding the effects of medieval pedagogy on social mobility.
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