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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A literary movement founded in 1854 by seven Provençal poets under the leadership of Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914) to foster a renaissance of Provençal writing. Its most memorable products...

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langue d'oïl

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The language of the north of France during the medieval period, so called to distinguish it from the langue d'oc (see Provençal), the distinction being based on the particle of affirmation:...

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Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The name “Provence”, which appears in texts from the 6th c., comes from the Latin prouincia, viz. the former Roman province of Cisalpina, later Narbonensis, which covered the whole South ...


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Romance languages

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

The group of modern languages descended from Latin (which itself joins with them to form the branch of Indo‐European known as Italic), the chief of which are French, Italian, Spanish,...

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