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More than 100 authors are represented, including Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, the major troubadours and trouv res, Walther von der Vogelweide, St. Thomas Aquinas, Peter Abelard, The Countess of Dia, The Queen of Mallorca, Hildegard of Bingen, Ibn Hazm, Mozarabic kharja writers, Denis I of Portugal, Alfonso X of Castile, Sordello, Fran ois Villon, Charles d'Orl ans, and many who are anonymous. There are indexes of authors, opening lines, and genres, and 12 photographs represent scenes that are related to the poems.
SPECIAL FEATURESinclusion of the widest possible range of texts from the western Middle Ages allows comparative, cross-cultural approaches; fresh translations by an authoritative team of scholars were prepared especially for this volume; tape or CD information is provided for medieval lyrics that have been given modern recordings; apparatus includes a selection of texts in their original languages and indices of authors, titles/first lines, and genres
Suitable for Courses inMedieval Literature in Translation; Comparative Literature; The Lyric