The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, C.1100-C.1300 (Paperback)

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The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, C.1100-C.1300 By Linda M. Paterson Cover Image


Occitania, known today as the "south of France," had its own language and culture in the Middle Ages. Its troubadours created "courtly love" and a new poetic language in the vernacular, which were to influence European literature for centuries. There are many books on the troubadours, but this is the first comprehensive study of the society in which they lived. For readers of literature it offers a wide-ranging insight into the realities that lay behind the poetic mystique. For historians it opens up an important and neglected area of medieval Europe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521558327
ISBN-10: 0521558328
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 1995
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Medieval Occitan Society