A Neglected Relationship: Leontios Makhairas’s Debt to Latin Eastern and French Historiography
PublisherFordham University Press
SourceThe French of Outremer : Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean
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Leontios Makhairas’s Recital Concerning the Sweet Land of Cyprus, written in Cypriot Greek, betrays influences from the Old French historiographical traditions of Outremer. This essay explores additional aspects of the creative potential of the frontier zone, a place where the use of Old French highlights the permeability of ethnic and religious boundaries.