The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, c.1100-c.1300

The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, c.1100-c.1300

by Linda M. Paterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521558328

ISBN-13: 9780521558327

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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-13:
9780521558327
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Occitan identity and self-perception; 2. Occitan 'feudalism'; 3. Knights and non-knightly combatants; 4. The knight and chivalry; 5. Courts and courtiers; 6. Peasants; 7. Towns; 8. Doctors and medicine; 9. Women; 10. Children; 11. Clergy, heretics and inquisitors; Conclusion.

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