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Nordic Journal of Francophone Studies / Revue nordique des études francophones     Open Access  
Nordic Journal of Literacy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordlit     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift     Open Access  
Norsk litteratur­vitenskapelig tidsskrift     Open Access  
Nottingham Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Nouvelles Études Francophones     Full-text available via subscription  
Novos Olhares : Revista de Estudos Sobre Práticas de Recepção a Produtos Midiáticos     Open Access  
NUDOS : Sociología, Teoría y Didáctica de la Literatura     Open Access  
Nueva ReCIT : Revista del área de traductología     Open Access  
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access  
Nuevo Texto Crítico     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nuit blanche     Full-text available via subscription  
O Eixo e a Roda : Revista de Literatura Brasileira     Open Access  
ÖDaF-Mitteilungen     Hybrid Journal  
Odisea : Revista de Estudios Ingleses     Open Access  
Oficios Terrestres     Open Access  
Ogigia : Revista electrónica de estudios hispánicos     Open Access  
OKARA Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra or Journal of Languages and Literature     Open Access  
Olho d'água     Open Access  
Olivar     Open Access  
Ondina - Ondine     Open Access  
Orbis Litterarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Palimpsesto : Revista da Pós-Graduação em Letras da UERJ     Open Access  
PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature     Full-text available via subscription  
Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
PARAFRASE : Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Paragraph     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Parergon     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Paroles gelées     Open Access  
Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Passagens     Open Access  
Pecia     Full-text available via subscription  
Pensares em Revista     Open Access  
Periférica. Revista para el análisis de la cultura y el territorio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives Médiévales : Revue d’Épistémologie des Langues et Littératures du Moyen Âge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Philip Roth Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philologia Estonica Tallinnensis     Open Access  
Philologica Canariensia     Open Access  
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Phonica     Open Access  
Pleine Marge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ploughshares     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Plurentes. Artes y Letras     Open Access  
Poe Studies     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Poetica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Poetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Polifonia     Open Access  
Poligramas     Open Access  
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Językoznawcza     Open Access  
Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne     Open Access  
Pragmalingüística     Open Access  
PragMATIZES : Latin American Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Prague Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Prairie Schooner     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Prassi Ecdotiche della Modernità Letteraria     Open Access  
Pratiques : Linguistique, littérature, didactique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pretexts : Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Profetik : Jurnal Komunikasi     Open Access  
Publications of the English Goethe Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quaderni d'italianistica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Quadrant     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Quarterly Essay     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Question     Open Access  
Quêtes littéraires     Open Access  
Qui Parle : Critical Humanities and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Quiroga : Revista de Patrimonio Iberoamericano     Open Access  
Recherches & travaux     Open Access  
reCHERches : Culture et histoire dans l'espace roman     Open Access  
Recherches germaniques     Open Access  
Red Cedar Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
REDD : Revista de estudios del discurso digital     Open Access  
Redis : Revista de Estudos do Discurso     Open Access  
Reinardus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Relacje Międzykulturowe : Intercultural Relations     Open Access  
Remate de Males     Open Access  
Renaissance Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Renascence : Essays on Values in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Res Humanitariae     Open Access  
Res Rhetorica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research and Innovation in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in African Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Reseñas CeLeHis     Open Access  
Respectus Philologicus     Open Access  
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
RETORIKA : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
REVELL - Revista de Estudos Literários da UEMS     Open Access  
Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista Binacional Brasil - Argentina: Diálogo entre as ciências     Open Access  
Revista Chilena de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Culturas y Literaturas Comparadas     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Culturais     Open Access  
Revista de Filología Alemana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Filología Románica     Open Access  
Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica     Open Access  
Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Revista de Letras Norte@mentos     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista Desenredo     Open Access  
Revista Diacrítica     Open Access  
Revista do GEL     Open Access  
Revista Espirales : Revista para a integração da América Latina e Caribe     Open Access  
Revista Garrafa     Open Access  
Revista Guará : Revista de Linguagem e Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista Iberoamericana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Revista Internacional de Culturas y Literaturas     Open Access  
Revista intransitiva     Open Access  
Revista Investigações     Open Access  
Revista Lengua y Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Língua & Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Mídia e Cotidiano     Open Access  
Revista Prâksis     Open Access  
Revista Signos     Open Access  
Revista Surco Sur     Open Access  
Revista UNINTER de Comunicação     Open Access  
Revue Akofena     Open Access  
Revue de recherches en littératie médiatique multimodale     Open Access  
Revue des études slaves     Open Access  
Revue Internationale des Francophonies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Romane     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
RiCognizioni : Rivista di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne     Open Access  
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative     Full-text available via subscription  
Rocznik Ruskiej Bursy     Open Access  
Romance Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Romance Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Romanische Forschungen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Romanische Studien     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Romanticism on the Net     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access  
RUS : Revista de Literatura e Cultura Russa Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Russian Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Russian Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sananjalka     Open Access  
SARE : Southeast Asian Review of English     Open Access  
Sartre Studies International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Scandinavistica Vilnensis     Open Access  
Scando-Slavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Schulz / Forum     Open Access  
Scientific Study of Literature     Hybrid Journal  
Scripta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (SEFAD) / Selçuk University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Semiotika     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Sewanee Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Shakespeare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities     Open Access  
SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Siglo XXI : Literatura y Cultura Españolas     Open Access  
Signo y seña     Open Access  
Signs : International Journal of Semiotics     Open Access  
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Sillages critiques     Open Access  
Sintesis     Open Access  
Sirena: poesia, arte y critica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Slavia Antiqua. Rocznik poświęcony starożytnościom słowiańskim     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slavia Meridionalis     Open Access  
Slavica Revalensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slavistica Vilnensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slověne : International Journal of Slavic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Interaction : Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Socio-anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South Asian Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Southern Literary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Southern Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Southern Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sprache und Literatur     Full-text available via subscription  
Stanislavski Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Storytelling, Self, Society : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
StoryWorlds : A Journal of Narrative Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Studi Francesi     Open Access  
Studi Magrebini : North African Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Aurea : Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia austriaca     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia Azjatystyczne     Open Access  
Studia Białorutenistyczne     Open Access  
Studia Celtica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Iberystyczne     Open Access  
Studia Iranica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studia Litteraria et Historica     Open Access  
Studia Metrica et Poetica     Open Access  
Studia Neophilologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studia Pigoniana     Open Access  
Studia Romanica Posnaniensia     Open Access  

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Studia Celtica Posnaniensia
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ISSN (Print) 2657-3008 - ISSN (Online) 2451-4160
Published by Sciendo Homepage  [370 journals]
  • Review of “Minority Language Writers in the Wake of World War One. A
           Case Study of Four European Authors” by Jelle Krol, Palgrave Studies in
           Minority Languages and Communities. Palgrave Macmillan 2020, 346 pp

    • PubDate: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: O’Rourke, Bernadette and John Walsh. 2020. New York: Routledge.
           212 pages. ISBN: 978-1032173634

    • PubDate: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • W.Y. Evans Wentz the Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries (1911) Letters from
           Evans Wentz to Sophia Morrison (1910-12)

    • Abstract: Walter Yeeling Evans Wentz (1878-1965), is known for The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries published by Oxford University Press in 1911. Wentz’s personally gathered fairy beliefs in each of the six Celtic lands and the selections that appeared in The Fairy-Faith were introduced by a prominent figure in the Celtic Revival. In the case of the Isle of Man, it was Sophia Morrison (1859-1917), a leading light in the Manx Language Revival. Wentz had visited the Island late in 1909 during December. Discarded by Wentz at some stage were the letters, drafts, and proofs of The Fairy-Faith. That said, ten letters are extant from Wentz to Morrison and they are presented here in full following an introduction to set them in context and with a brief description of their salient content. They show the work that went into Morrison’s introduction, the editorial to-ing and fro-ing involved, and also the progress of The Fairy- Faith itself through Wentz’s own comments to Morrison.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Economic Disruption and Language Shift – Some Ethnographic Data from
           Ireland After the 2008 Crash

    • Abstract: This paper discusses some of the ways in which the “Great Recession” which followed the 2008 economic crash affected the vitality of Irish-speaking (“Gaeltacht”) areas. In addition to a brief discussion of the nature of neoliberalism – the cause of the 2008 crash – and some of the ways in which this ideology stands in contradiction to the requirements of language revitalisation, examples are given to illustrate the way in which the recession affected state language policy. Various microlevel consequences of these macro-level economic and policy developments are then discussed by reference to ethnographic data gathered in the Gaeltacht. Issues such as deindustrialisation, unemployment and the problematic nature of tourism in minoritised language communities are discussed, as is language use amongst young people and the way in which technology can contribute to language shift. The paper concludes with a discussion of the potential for anti-systemic movements and policy proposals such as the “Green New Deal” to create, coincidentally, a macroeconomic regime that would be more favourable to linguistic minorities than that of neoliberalism.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review

    • PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Dux Bellorum

    • Abstract: This paper will explore the accuracy and intent of the term dux bellorum, leader of war, as used in the Historia Brittonum with regards to Arthur. A discussion of Post-Roman archaeology, supplemented with contemporary historical documents, will establish that no Roman commands, such as the dux Britanniarum or comes Britanniarum, survived into the “Arthurian” period of the late fifth or early sixth centuries. A broader search of historical records will indicate that a linguistic cognate of dux bellorum was twice conferred on Celtic kings when leading a coalition of tribes in times of mutual threat according to the historical record; one was known to the author of the Historia Brittonum. A review of Historia Brittonum scholarship will show it came to its present form in c. 829 Gwynedd, ruled at the time by Merfyn Frych. The contemporary historical context was that the British kingdoms had been pressured for decades by the English and were specifically invaded by Wessex at around this time. This will be followed by a discussion of several biases in the history including a focus on Gwynedd’s dynasties and Merfyn in particular and British success against the English when united and failure when they were divided. Arthur was the best example of the latter agenda and because of this the most likely example of what Merfyn hoped to create. A summary of Merfyn’s political career in this context can be used to explain Arthur’s entire description in the work.
      PubDate: Sun, 27 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • ‘An English Monstrosity’' Evolution and Reception of Manx
           Orthography

    • Abstract: This article evaluates perceptions of Manx orthography within Celtic scholarship. The predominant view is well summarized by Jackson (1955: 108): ‘Manx orthography is an English monstrosity which obscures both pronunciation and etymology’. Similarly, O’Rahilly dismisses Manx spelling as ‘an abominable system, neither historic nor phonetic, and based mainly on English’ (O’Rahilly 1932: 20). The article sets these perceptions in the sociohistorical context in which the system was developed by the Manx clergy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is argued that the system is neither so directly dependent on English conventions, nor so unsystematic and inconsistent, as has been often claimed. Such weaknesses as do exist from the perspective of contemporary scholars and students of the language should not necessarily be viewed as such in the light of the needs, priorities and assumptions of those who practised Manx writing in its original context. It is shown that there was in fact an increase in the phonological transparency of certain elements of the system during the standardization of the mid-eighteenth century represented by the publication of translations of the Book of Common Prayer (1765) and the Bible (1771-72). On the other hand, countervailing pressures towards phonological ambiguity, iconicity and idiosyncrasy are discussed, including the utility of distinguishing homophones; real or presumed etymologies; the influence of non-standard or regional English spelling conventions; tensions between Manx and English norms; and an apparent preference in certain cases for more ambiguous spellings as a compromise between variant forms. Negative outcomes of the received view for scholarship on Manx are also examined, with a case study of the neglect of orthographic evidence for the historical phonology of the language. The wider context of English-based orthographies for Gaelic is also briefly considered.
      PubDate: Sun, 27 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • “Exile from Ireland Left Him a Stranger Everywhere“: Representation of
           Dublin in Selected Louis Macneice’s Poetry and Some of the Stories from
           James Joyce’s ”

    • Abstract: This paper discusses the representation of Dublin in the selected poetry of Louis MacNeice and some of the stories from James Joyce’s collection Dubliners. A close investigation of the city as a representative of urban space is interlinked with an examination of its role from the perspective of psychogeography. Both techniques are applied to show why and how two Irish authors portray the multi-dimensional decay of life in the city. In order to paint a whole picture of the relation between ‘space’ and ‘human’, I will also review the biographies of MacNeice and Joyce. For MacNeice, who was tormented by the experiences of domestic Belfast, going to the South was a promising escape. Yet, the change of urban setting did not bring him the expected result. MacNeice quickly became aware of the dirty, paralysed face of Dublin. Similarly, the childhood and day-to-day reality of the lower-middle-class profoundly shaped Joyce’s perspective of Dublin and, eventually, prompted him to go into deliberate exile in Europe. In his writings, however, Dublin constitutes the focal point of the structure, becoming an active participant in the events. Therefore, Dublin for MacNeice and Joyce is a place characterized by blandness, powerlessness in the face of foreign influences, and suffering caused by inertia.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Transatlantic Context for Gaelic Language Revitalisation

    • Abstract: The notion of the ‘new speaker’, and its salience particularly in relation to minority language sociolinguistics, has become increasingly prevalent in the last decade. The term refers to individuals who have acquired an additional language to high levels of oracy and make frequent use of it in the course of their lives. Language advocates in both Scotland and Nova Scotia emphasise the crucial role of new speakers in maintaining Gaelic on both sides of the Atlantic. As a result, Gaelic language teaching has been prioritised by policymakers as a mechanism for revitalising the language in both polities. This article examines reflexes of this policy in each country, contrasting the ongoing fragility of Gaelic communities with new speaker discourses around heritage, identity, and language learning motivations. Crucially, I argue that challenging sociodemographic circumstances in Gaelic communities in Scotland and Nova Scotia contrast with current policy discourses, and with new speaker motivations for acquiring higher levels of Gaelic oracy in North America.
      PubDate: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • “Dúthaigh Na Súpanna”: An Insight Into “Souper Territory” from
           the Folkloric Repertoire of Seán Mac Criomhthain

    • Abstract: West Kerry storyteller Seán Mac Criomhthain (1873-1955) was born almost a quarter-century after the Great Irish Famine. Nevertheless, his upbringing occurred in a context which included both overt and covert references to the kinds of sectarian divisions which initially had contributed to the famine, and which later were entrenched by it. Sectarian division in the Irish context expressed itself primarily via denominational attachment, and to a lesser extent, along linguistic lines. Such divisions were explored across the country through traditional lore and through song; and in the specific repertoire of Seán Mac Criomhthain, through the medium of a mellifluous ‘brand’ of Munster Irish for which the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula has since become renowned. This article attempts to describe attitudes to sectarian division in the evidence of Mac Criomhthain’s repertoire. With extensive reference to a composition translated for the first time to English, it will be argued that concerns of immediate social pragmatism are afforded much greater importance than those of denominational or linguistic attachments.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review

    • PubDate: Mon, 04 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Gender-Fair Language in a Minority Setting: The Case of Breton

    • Abstract: This paper explores the use of the Breton language (Brittany, North-West France) in contexts where speakers wish to signal their commitment to social equality through their linguistic practices. This is done with reference to examples of job advertisements which have pioneered the use of gender-fair language in Breton. Linguistic minorities are often portrayed as clinging to the past. This paper, however, sheds a different light on current minority language practices and demonstrates a progressive and egalitarian response to modernity among some current speakers of Breton, in their attempts to assume gender-fair stances.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Haunting Vocabulary and Celtic Lexicography: Towards a Taxonomy of Ghost
           Words

    • Abstract: Most Humanities scholars probably have an intuitive sense of what is meant by a “ghost word” – it is a word that, in one way or another, exists as the result of someone’s unrecognized mistake. However, upon closer examination it becomes clear that the term is liable to be employed so broadly that important distinctions can be lost. For one thing, ghost words are often regarded simply as nuisances that should be deleted whenever they are detected. But in practice they often prove to be too useful simply to discard: this article presents some examples that have made their way into active usage among the Celts. In other cases the etymology may indeed be unnatural, but turns out to be the result of more than a hint of deliberate word-crafting right from the start. A taxonomy is here proposed that distinguishes true ghost words and dead words, on the one hand, from active items that may be described as poltergeist words and even Frankenstein words on the other.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Nativeness of Breton Speakers and Their Erasure

    • Abstract: I discuss the nativeness of heritage speakers of Breton in the twentieth century. I present a syntactic test designed for Breton that sets apart its native speakers from its late learners, for whom Breton is a second language. Nativeness is revealed by a better tolerance to syntactic overload when sufficient linguistic stress is applied. Both heritage speakers of inherited Breton and early bilinguals whose linguistic input comes exclusively from school answer this test alike, which I take as a sign they are cognitively natives. The syntactic nativeness of children deprived of familial Breton input suggests there is many more young Breton natives among contemporary speakers than previously assumed. Taking stock of these results, I discuss the cultural erasure of Breton native speakers. I compare their cultural treatment with the figure of the ghost. I end by a discussion of the term new speaker.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Transmission of Irish Law in the Fourteenth and Sixteenth Centuries:
           Exploring the Social and Historical Contexts

    • Abstract: This paper seeks to examine the contexts in which the Old Irish law tracts were transmitted in the period following the church reforms and Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century, focusing primarily on the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Within these time frames two major themes will be appraised: 1) the English attitudes towards the practice of Irish law, and 2) the roles of the medieval lawyers and/or their patrons in political life. The central aim of this paper is twofold; firstly to shed light on the historical and social contexts in which the legal materials were later transmitted, and secondly, based on this, to posit some theories as to the possible incentives behind the transmission of the law tracts in these periods.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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