This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
La liturgia del «trobar» [The Liturgy of the Troubadours: Assimilation and Reuse of Elements of Christian Ritual in Occitan Songs]
Assimilazione e riuso di elementi del rito cristiano nelle canzoni occitane medievali
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 385
This study investigates the influence of medieval liturgy on the literary work of Occitan poets during the 12th and 13th centuries. It focuses on the diverse effects emanating from metrical hymn structure, sacraments, prayers, and the veneration of the saints, and additionally explores the specific impact of liturgical metaphors on the language of the troubadours.