At 08:45 PM 12/22/00 -0800, you wrote:
>> >> and how would you english "francigenum"?
>> >in the French Style
>> Pardon this interruption, but why French Style,
>> rather than Frankish Style;
>> whats the difference bewteen Frankish and French as
>> historical/artisitic/cultural adjs.? Isn't French a
>> post Medieval term?
>All I can offer here is the notion that the "Serments
>de Strasbourg" are given as the first written example
>of what we term French today. I do not think "French"
>is a post-medieval term, but I defer to those with
>expertise in these matters. I think of France as we
>speak of it today as beginning more or less with the
>Capetians. I don't think Suger thought of himself as
Noticed in the Dictionary that "francus" in Late Latin also was used to
mean "free"; could there be a double entendre in the name opus francigenum?
Sincerely in Christ,
Br. Alexis Bugnolo