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Joseph Bedier

Joseph Bedier (1864-1938), born in Paris to a family of Celtic origin, was brought up on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, though he was educated in Paris. He became one of the preeminent French medievalists and literary historians of his time and is best known for his modern French prose translation of the Le roman de Tristan et Iseult, first published in 1900.