Histoire ancienne

Here you will find the principal outputs of The Values of French:

  1. Digital Edition: we have transcribed and edited the two most important manuscript versions of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, the earliest universal chronicle in French. The editions incorporate a semi-diplomatic transcription and interpretive edition of the text in each manuscript.
  2. Search: the words in the interpretive editions have been lemmatised and incorporated into our search page, allowing users to search by lemma or form, sort and filter the results, as well as access an index of names.
  3. Alignment: the complete contents of a select group of manuscripts of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César are available for the first time using our custom-designed tool, which offers users three different visualisations of the data.

January 2022