The Fourteenth-Century, Middle Dutch
, Secular Play of Esmoreit.
Finally, in this section, Mertens discusses Middle Dutch
versions of the monastic office which developed for the use of the various female communities of the Devotio moderna movement: "In the private prayer of less-educated people, as most of the religious women were, the Devotio moderna preferred competent vernacular literacy to superficial Latin literacy.
This inspired scholars in Munster to bring together texts from the Middle Dutch
tradition in a reliable edition and others to investigate, with different approaches, a variety of aspects of the Golden Legend.
Under loam in the sense of 'clay' etc, OED gives Middle Dutch
and Dutch leem, and modern High German lehm as cognates.
Johanna Prins does not explicitly employ dialogic theory, but her study of a Middle Dutch
'Abel' play focuses on instances of language repeated in different contexts, in order to show how feudal, aristocratic discourse was appropriated and challenged by the urban bourgeoisie.
The origin of the name conjures up several possibilities but is actually of Germanic roots, or rather Middle Dutch
with "pedal" meaning "low land".
These translations are especially welcome, precisely because the texts are in Middle Dutch