My course is in “Crisis”

Bad joke.  I’m just about through putting together my course reader for my class (which starts next week).  It was way more work than I thought, but I got some interesting material in there.  I translated a few mazarinades, too, so that should be fun.  I’ve got one that purports to be from the printers of Paris, thanking Mazarin for making them rich.  It’s pretty funny.

I’ve been thinking about trying to create some kind of mazarinade web site.  I’ve mentioned my problem to a number of people, and two have already expressed frustration at the lack of available translations.  I’ve got a few, some more partial than others, and if other people want to contribute, that would be great.  A kind of wikimazarinade, if you will, which would make some imperfect but serviceable translations available to those who need them.  If anybody thinks this is a good idea, let me know.

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  1. Nick

    I would love this! I spent a very frustrating afternoon in the library yesterday trying to translate Christian Jouhaud’s book and some mazarinades alongside it. As far as I can tell, very few of them are online in any accessible place. I’d certainly pitch in with a few translations.

  2. gilbertmabbott

    Good to know! I’ll see how best to go about it. I don’t really know how to set up a wiki, but I’ll look into it. Either that, or I’ll just figure out how to do something on wordpress.

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