The Dutch language from circa 1100–1500.
- The court was a focus of literary and theatrical activity, and between 1270 and 1380 it fostered the growth of vernacular languages - Middle English and Middle Dutch, for example - as acceptable media of upper-class discourse and culture.
- The name comes from a Middle Dutch word, ‘schrode,’ meaning a strip or shred.
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