Towards the Discovery of the Trobairitz in the Writings of Catalan Authors

Authors

  • Isabel de Riquer

Abstract

The path towards the discovery of trobairitz in Catalan literary production begins with the description of the environment in which these female troubadours lived and worked, and then follows with the analysis of the reception of their poems and biographies in chansonniers. The complete absence of their verses from Catalan literary works up to the fifteenth century (which do feature numerous quotations from troubadours) makes the appearance of several verses of the trobairitz Clara d’Anduza in Jordi de Sant Jordi’s Passio amoris secundum Ovidium truly unique. The Catalan poet included her verses without mentioning (or, maybe, without even knowing) whom these verses belonged to. Proposals to continue this search will also be presented.

Published

2021-07-26

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