EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE (telophase) wrote,
EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE
telophase

Question

I just reached the introduction of the student revolutionaries in Les Miserables, and there's a reference i think i may not be getting.

One of them is named Jean, and the text says that he called himself Jehan, 'with the touch of fantasy that characterized the profound and widespread impulse of that time, which has given rise to our most necessary study of the Middle Ages.'

Is it that Jehan is an older form of the name, is it that it's a more rustic version, what?

At lunch right now and on my phone so Hoogling isn't much of an option. (I like that typo so won't change it to Googling.)

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