How do You Describe Her? Trobairitz Descriptions in the Vidas and Razos
The present paper discusses the portrayal of the trobairitz, female lyricists, in the Occitan vidas and razos, with a focus on what makes these descriptions different from those of their male counterparts, the troubadours. This analysis elevates the status of Na Tibors, depreciates that of Na Castelloza, and suggests a new appreciation of the anonymous songstress who associated with Guilhem Rainol d’Apt.
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