A Reassessment of the Date and Provenance of the Cornish Ordinalia


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

Though studies have focused on the language and the content of the Cornish Ordinalia, no one has been able to give definitive answers to the questions of where and when the text of that cycle originated, aside from observing that the Comish language indicates a provenance somewhere in Cornwall. What emerges from a composite of previous attempts to date the text and discern its provenance is an unsubstantiated critical tradition of the Ordinalia' s origins.

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