The Women Troubadours

Meg Bogin (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 1980
  • ISBN 978-0-393-00965-1
  • 4.8 × 7.4 in / 192 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Meg Bogin has lit the poems of the women of an earlier age . . . and given them to us in their full power.” — Muriel Rukeyser

“A study that fascinates. . . . A thorough and insightful tribute to those women . . . who left for us a few, clarion, powerful love poems.” — Janet Beeler, American Poetry Review

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