Troubadours, Trouvères and Trobairitz
Ceridwen ferch Owain
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The 11th-14th centuries were a powerful time in the world of medieval French poetry. The troubadours, from the South of France and the trouvères, from the North of France, were poet-musicians who created a genre of poetry that would become a courtly tradition. The trobairitz were the female troubadours and were mighty in their own right. Much of this genre of poetry was centered around the themes of courtly love, love and betrayal. In this class we will examine the forms used by all three groups, the ideals of courtly love, and how politics and religion found their way into this lyric form of poetry.
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