Bibliography

Dimitri
Boekhoorn

11 publications between 2001 and 2013 indexed
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Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “Bestiaire mythique, légendaire et merveilleux dans la tradition celtique: de la littérature orale à la littérature écrite [Etude comparée de l’évolution du rôle et de la fonction des animaux dans les traditions écrites et orales ayant trait à la mythologie en Irlande, Ecosse, Pays de Galles, Cornouailles et Bretagne à partir du Haut Moyen Âge, appuyée sur les sources écrites, iconographiques et toreutiques chez les Celtes anciens continentaux]”, PhD thesis: Université de Rennes2, 2008. 
The author's dissertation, defended on 26 June 2008.
abstract:
The author offers a study of the ‘Celtic bestiary’ which is understood here as the sum of the reel species above all; an overall view of the function and role of animals in medieval Celtic literature will be given, analysing especially the mythological, heroic and hagiographical texts. The evolution of the role of antique and medieval cult animals will be dealt with. The symbolism of the other species will be studied as well. The corpus analysed here – medieval Celtic literature - will be presented, references will be made to other civilizations (Indo-European and others). The medieval tradition will be compared with the folklore of pre-modern times. Several aspects linked with the animal world will be dealt with as well: the complex question of shamanism and totemism and their applicability to Celtic beliefs; animal sounds and music and their relation to human music; animal metamorphosis, animal metaphors, faunal onomastic and anthroponomy including animal terminology as well as the classification / taxonomy of the animal world. The second part is a catalogue of the species known to the medieval Celts; their role and symbolism will be briefly discussed. The third part consists of an analysis of the bestiary contained in a well-known Breton hagiographical text: the Life of St. Malo. Some of the elements studied here clearly show that the medieval Breton literary tradition belongs to the Celtic insular tradition, together with the literature of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall.
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The author's dissertation, defended on 26 June 2008.
abstract:
The author offers a study of the ‘Celtic bestiary’ which is understood here as the sum of the reel species above all; an overall view of the function and role of animals in medieval Celtic literature will be given, analysing especially the mythological, heroic and hagiographical texts. The evolution of the role of antique and medieval cult animals will be dealt with. The symbolism of the other species will be studied as well. The corpus analysed here – medieval Celtic literature - will be presented, references will be made to other civilizations (Indo-European and others). The medieval tradition will be compared with the folklore of pre-modern times. Several aspects linked with the animal world will be dealt with as well: the complex question of shamanism and totemism and their applicability to Celtic beliefs; animal sounds and music and their relation to human music; animal metamorphosis, animal metaphors, faunal onomastic and anthroponomy including animal terminology as well as the classification / taxonomy of the animal world. The second part is a catalogue of the species known to the medieval Celts; their role and symbolism will be briefly discussed. The third part consists of an analysis of the bestiary contained in a well-known Breton hagiographical text: the Life of St. Malo. Some of the elements studied here clearly show that the medieval Breton literary tradition belongs to the Celtic insular tradition, together with the literature of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall.

Contributions to journals

Dimitri Boekhoorn, “Een beknopte geschiedenis van de Keltische harp”, in: Kelten: Mededelingen van de Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies 60 (2013): 5–7.
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, and Gaël Hily, “Le dieu celtique Lug”, Ar Falz 88 (2004): 117–120.
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “La cláirseach, du declin à la renaissance d’un instrument emblématique légendaire (deuxième partie)”, Amis des Études Celtiques, Bulletin de liaison 35 — Supplement (2003).
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “La cláirseach, du declin à la renaissance d'un instrument emblématique légendaire (première partie)”, Amis des Études Celtiques, Bulletin de liaison 34 — Supplement (2003).

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “Le thème des animaux les plus anciens, les ‘aînés’ du monde”, in: Hily, Gaël, Patrice Lajoye, and Joël Hascoët (eds.), Deuogdonion: mélanges offerts en l’honneur du professeur Claude Sterckx, Publication du CRBC Rennes 2, Rennes: Tir, 2010. 77–84.
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “La musique des animaux et celle des hommes dans la tradition celte”, in: Buron, Gildas, Herve Bihan, and Bernard Merdrignac (eds.), A travers les îles celtiques, A-dreuz an inizi keltiek, Per insulas scotticas: Mélanges à la mémoire de Gwénaël Le Duc, Britannia Monastica 12, Klask, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2008. 25–38.
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “Barzhoniezh, evned ha telenn Kelted ar Grennamzer”, in: Favereau, F., and H. Le Bihan, Kan ha Barzhoniezh, Aktoù Kollok Karaez, 17-18 Gwengolo 2005 (Actes Colloque Carhaix), Publication du site CRBC Rennes-2, Rennes: TIR, 2008. 43–52.
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “An delenn ouezelek eus ar Grennamzer betek hiziv: ur benveg sonerezh mojennel”, in: Favereau, F., and H. Le Bihan (eds.), Littératures de Bretagne. Mélanges offerts à Yann-Ber Piriou, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2006. 229–236.
Boekhoorn, Dimitri, “Al loened mojennel ha burzhudus el lennegezhioù keltiek”, in: Giraudon, Daniel [ed.], An dud hag al loened: Kollok Lannuon, 5 a viz Here 2002, Kreiz 17, Brest: CRBC Rennes, 2003. 19–25.
Dimitri Boekhoorn, Lauran Toorians, Mick van Rootseler, Mariska Costeris, Sonja van Stek, “[Vertalingen]”, in: Karel Jongeling (ed.) • Mick van Rootseler (ed.), De Mabinogion: oude Keltische verhalen uit Wales (2001).