TitleBreton Cartularies: New Editions, New Perspectives - A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 19.00-20.00
SponsorAncient Abbeys of Brittany Project
OrganiserClaude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Moderator/ChairClaude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
AbstractInterest in Breton cartularies is evidenced by the recent publication by the Presses Universitaires de Rennes of facsimiles of the Cartulaire de Sainte-Croix de Quimperlé and of the Cartulaire de l’abbaye de Saint-Guénolé de Landévennec, as well as of the edition of the Cartulaire de Saint-Melaine de Rennes. The participants of this round table have all been directly involved with these publications either as writers of introductory articles to the facsimile editions (C. Henry, S. Barret) or as an editor (J.Bachelier). Major points in the discussion will be: the background of each publication (a 19th-century edition for Landévennec, an early 20th-century edition for Quimperlé, no previous edition for Saint-Melaine); the contribution to codicology and paleography of facsimile publications; the relationship between cartularies and original documents (non existant in the cases of Landévennec and Quimperlé, but numerous for Saint-Melaine); the contribution to and from the areas of prosopography, toponymy, and anthroponymy of Medieval Brittany; and future publications of cartularies originating from Brittany.

Participants include Julien Bachelier (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Quimper), Sébastien Barret (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Orléans), and Cyprien Henry (Archives nationales de France, Paris).