German - Romance Contact: Name-giving in Walser Settlements

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Rodopi, 1974 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 372 pages
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Contents

AlemannicWalser
1
during the Roman 0ccupation
7
Germans in Valais
20
NAMEGIVING IN MEDIEVAL RAETIA
53
German Names
63
GermanRomance Namegiving in Raetia
70
GermanChristian Namegiving
88
CHAPTER THREE PREREF0RMATI0N NAMEGIVING
108
P0STREF0RMATI0N NAMEGIVING
238
d Walser Protestant _
271
GERMAN R0MANCE C0NTACT
320
C0NCLUSI0NS
344
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Page xvii - This psychological impact of name-bearing upon the bearer is of the greatest importance. It is responsible for all the magic powers ascribed to names, for the solemnity with which Christian baptism and non-Christian
Page xvii - ceremonies are performed, for name taboos, for the intangible honor, pride, value, and sometimes shame, attached to one's name, and conversely, for the fear and opprobrium of namelessness.
Page xv - cultural symbiosis is examined by itself, and the historical development of the whole is seen in a comparison of these various stages. The two groups in question are, roughly stated, the German—speaking and Romanshspeaking populations of the Swiss canton of
Page xxii - literam fieri et testes aponi qui sic uocantur: Olricus domicellus de Rarun, Bertoldus frater eius, Jo. minister et multi alii. Actum in platea de Rarun, M.CC.LXX.VI, XVI kl. julii.
Page xviii - The first son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the mother's mother,
Page xxii - seruicii ad festum b. Martini et XII placiti, omni exactione remota, Ro. uicedomino de Raronia et heredibus suis et cui dare

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Peter Richardson taught religious studies at University College, University of Toronto.

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