Robert Briffault

The Troubadours

(This Edition Published)

Main Details
Author Robert Briffault
Translated by Robert Briffault
Editor Lawrence F. Koons
Cover/Jacket Design by H. Lawrence Hoffman
Copyright Holder Joan Briffault Hackelberg
Publisher Indiana University Press
Publisher Series Midland Book
First Published
This Edition Published
Identifying Codes
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 65-12281
Series Number MB-98
Price $2.45
Other 18/6d. net
Format Paperback
Publication Location Bloomington & London
Page Count 296 pages
Language English
Original Language French
Original Title Les Troubadours et le Sentiment Romanesque
(H × W × D)
Chapters Editor’s Preface, vii
I. Introduction, 3
II. Moorish Origin, 24
III. Amour Courtois, 80
IV. Conception of Love, 102
V. The Albigenses Crusade, 129
VI. The Troubadour Tradition in Italy and England, 160
Appendix, 204
Bibliography, 208
Notes, 218
Index, 291
Notes Combining extraordinary learning with grace of style, this volume provides the first comprehensive work in English on the poetic heritage of the medieval troubadours and the particular impact of the troubadour tradition on Italian and English verse. The songs of the troubadours with their intense lyricism "answered the mood of a feudal society newly awakened to a sense of its native uncouthness by contact with the luxury of the Orient."

"Of particular interest is his voluminous chapter, 'Moorish Origin'... in which Briffault traces the influence of Hispano-Mauresque culture on the Troubadours. ... A must for specialists and undergraduates alike."—Choice

"There is much in Briffault's book that is of value to the student of medieval literature. His translations from the Arabic and the Provencal are delightful."
William Macbain, Modern Language Journal


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