The TimeMap

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The goal of the French of Italy TimeMap is to chart, both chronologically and geographically, the French-language texts created in Italy or by Italian authors from around 1250 until roughly 1500.  One of the main goals of the project is to investigate how the French language functioned for Italian authors and audiences, and to present the entire corpus in a visual rather than traditional narrative format. The map visualization relies on current scholarship, and presents the findings of philologists, literary scholars and historians whose engagement with discrete texts and manuscripts is profound. Our hope is to offer a visual narrative of this scholarship which may in turn suggest new perspectives or conclusions about the corpus as it is currently understood.