We had a message earlier regarding non-English speaking participants on
the list, and some suggestions for contacts with (other) Francophone
persons with a an interest in these discussions.
I would suggest you contact M. Jacques Faule at the Centre Georges Pompidou
in Paris. He recently organized "Bibliothecaires Francophones d'Internet".
There are several people on that list who have expressed interest in "les
choses celtiques". If we can post in Gaelic, Welsh or Breton - some French
would not be amiss.
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On Fri, 6 May 1994, Dupont Stephen wrote:
> Deiz mad Mel and all others,
> It so happens that, as I check my e-mail, I'm also sipping rum with a few
> friends here in Montreal. The four of us are immigrants and... one is of
> basque origin ( and I don't know how I'm going to keep him off my mail box
> now Mel has indicated her interest in his country) and another comes from
> deep down Cathar country.
> As we understand it, there is no difference between Cathar and
> Albigensians. The latter name derives from the city of Albi, which was one
> of the Cathar strongholds in the area. If anyone is interested in the
> particulars of their religious beliefs, I could research a bibliography
> alas in french on the subject.
> As far as Huguenots are concerned, Mel, I'm one of the rare proestant
> Bretons. Our country was colonised by the jesuits in the early 17th and
> most of the area is strongly catholic. Huguenots is simply a germanic
> rendition of the fact that those people held together as a group.
> Heingenossen seems to be the etymology for Huguenots.
> An anecdote, when our daughter was six, the priest of our parish asked me
> if she had been baptised. To which I responded that I waited for her
> seventh year to formally introoduce her to her father the ocean and her
> mother the earth... He just chuckled but he was also a true Breton and
> could understand exactly what I meant. So did the daughter, may I happily
> Kenavo dit, Stephen