The Women Troubadours
by Meg Bogin
- ISBN: 0393009653
- ISBN-13: 9780393009651
- Pub. date: 03/17/1980
- Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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An introduction to the women poets of 12th-century Provence and a collection of their poems.This is the first twentieth-century study of the women troubadours who flourished in Southern France between 1150 and 1250—the great period of troubadour poetry. The book is comprised of a full-length essay on women in the Middle Ages, twenty-three poems by the women troubadours themselves in the original Provencal with translations on facing pages, a capsule biography of each poet, notes, and reading list.
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American Poetry Review - Janet Beeler"A study that fascinates. . . . A thorough and insightful tribute to those women . . . who left for us a few, clarion, powerful love poems."
Muriel Rukeyser"Meg Bogin has lit the poems of the women of an earlier age . . . and given them to us in their full power."