ERIC Number: ED107149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Deux provinces speciales: la bretagne et la provence (Two Special Provinces; Brittany and Provence).
Bulletin (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association), v53 n2 p3-6 Spring 1975
This article contrasts the geography, history, customs, personality features, costumes, language, music, cooking, and way of life of Brittany and of Provence. The Bretons are Celtic peoples and speak a Celtic tongue, "Breton," while the people of Provence were assimilated into the society of their Roman conquerors and speak "Provencal," a Latin language. Brittany is a region of rugged soil, climate, and people, while Provence is sunny. The Breton kitchen is noted for its fish and crepes, and Provence is known for its herbs, flowers, and famous wines. Customs and music also reveal their differing historical backgrounds. The contrast between Brittany and Provence only highlights the diversity inherent in the French people and cultures as a whole. (AM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.
Identifiers - Location: France