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Although it seemed in the mid-1970s that the study of the troubadours and of Occitan literature had reached a sort of zenith, it has since become apparent that this moment was merely a plateau from which an intensive renewal was being launched. In this new bibliographic guide to Occitan and troubadour literature, Robert Taylor provides a definitive survey of the field of Occitan literary studies - from the earliest enigmatic texts to the fifteenth-century works of Occitano-Catalan poet Jordi de Sant Jordi - and treats over two thousand recent books and articles with full annotations. Taylor includes articles on related topics such as practical approaches to the language of the troubadours and the musicology of select troubadour songs, as well as articles situated within sociology, religious history, critical methodology, and psychoanalytical analysis. Each listing offers descriptive comments on the scholarly contribution of each source to Occitan literature, with remarks on striking or controversial content, and numerous cross-references that identify complementary studies and differing opinions. Taylor's painstaking attention to detail and broad knowledge of the field ensure that this guide will become the essential source for Occitan literary studies worldwide.

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Medieval Institute Publications






medieval French and Occitan bibliography, Occitan literature


European History | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Literature | Medieval History | Medieval Studies | Other Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

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Taylor, Robert A. A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Troubadours and Old Occitan Literature. Research in Medieval Culture. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2015.

A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Troubadours and Old Occitan Literature