Troubadour Summary

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Essays & Analysis (10)

10,199 words, approx. 34 pages
In the following essay, Rutherford examines the troubadours' four-stage theory of love and how it was put into practice. The theory of love propounded by the Troubadours was full of fantastic c... Read more
19,885 words, approx. 67 pages
In the following essay, Bruckner discusses how the trobairitz altered the prevailing poetic system that was largely shaped by males. This collection assembles twenty named women poets and a selection ... Read more
12,953 words, approx. 44 pages
In the following essay, Briffault argues that Provençal troubadour poetry led developing Western literature away from a Greco-Roman course. While in the North, the tales and sagas of Celtic pag... Read more
7,488 words, approx. 25 pages
In the following excerpt, Egan provides an overview of the lives of the troubadours, including their structure, purpose, and perspective. A noble and beautiful lady, a minstrel singing her praise, amo... Read more
6,631 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Klassen examines the complex relationship between the poet's “I” and the lover's “I” in troubadour poetry. A number of recent studies ... Read more
11,244 words, approx. 38 pages
In the following excerpt, Bonner discusses the historical background of the troubadours, the various types of poetry they wrote, what is known of their music, and the structure of the patronage system... Read more
6,356 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Léglu examines the political implications of certain slanderous troubadour songs. One of the features of satirical writing is that it transgresses textual boundaries in ... Read more
24,144 words, approx. 81 pages
In the following essay, Burgwinkle analyzes some of Uc de Saint Circ's financial relationships with his patrons. We must rid ourselves of the ingrained notion that the economy is a field of exp... Read more
5,879 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Burns explores the irreconcilable roles played by the troubadour lady and the ambivalent poet-lover. “La femme est fatalement suggestive; elle vit d'une autre vie... Read more
5,208 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, Ferrante analyzes differences between troubadour poetry written by women and that written by men. Is there a female rhetoric in the poetry of the trobairitz? When I first consi... Read more