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  • Meg Bogin's The Women Troubadours Essay

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    Meg Bogin's The Women Troubadours What is Bieiris de Romans’ speaker seeking from the woman, Maria, about whom Bieiris writes? More generally, what are female troubadours as a whole seeking from their loves, and their craft? Meg Bogin, in her The Women Troubadours, asserts that “their poems were addressed to women… to whom they vowed eternal homage and obedience. In exchange for their prostration, the troubadours expected to be ennobled, enriched, or simply made ‘better’” (Bogin, 9). Is

  • Similarities Between Secular And Secular Music

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    Secular music and music intended for mass both played important roles in medieval culture. For a while, the only music was made for worship. There were certain themes and purposes that shaped church music to be the way that it was and the same with non-religious music, each had a purpose. There are characteristics of each that separate them from each other and then some characteristics that make them one. One would not be the same today without the other. These styles of music served as a source

  • Music In Courtly Life Analysis

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    In Music in the Western World: A History in Document’s article “Music in Courtly Life,” Pierro Weiss and Richard Taruskin discuss music in the feudal system of France through the study of the famous troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras. To Weiss and Taruskin, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras was the poster child for a troubadour’s life; a young dedicated knight falling in love with his brother-in-arms’ sister, who then later gained high status in the system. His chansonniers, according to expert John Haines, played

  • Themes Of Courtly Love In The Middle Century

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    looked at for centuries afterward. The poetry that will be discussed was written by the troubadours, a southern French romance language, and the minnesingers, which were German singers of love songs. The troubadours are known for being “the first secular poets to rhyme their songs and put them to music,” as well as the first to redefine the idea of love (Medieval 1, pg. 2). Guillem IX, named “the First Troubadour,” went on to create many different poems, addressing themes of love and even satirizing

  • De Born Research Paper

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    De Born is not the typical troubadour. He does not travel but stays within his province to maintain his nobility hierarchy. This causes a conflict with his brother Constantine. The brothers’ struggle is over who will be the rightful heir to the family legacy. The power dispute results

  • Essay on Courtly Love and Rondeau Form

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    clever criativities to let the repetition of the melodies and the poem fit naturally to the overall flow of the songs. According to Michael Freeman in "The World of Courtly Love," the style of music of the courtly love was developped by the "troubadours" who were musicians as well as

  • The Carmina Burana Manuscript

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    In 1803, following a vote to usurp the properties of Bavarian Prince-Bishops, the Holy Roman Empire forced open the doors of the Benediktbeuern Abbey and set into motion a series of events that led to the discovery of the Carmina Burana manuscript almost six centuries after its completion. Beautifully decorated and meticulously scribed, the Carmina Burana is one the few extant manuscripts of Goliardic poetry from the High Middle Ages. The Carmina Burana is believed to have been compiled around the

  • Essay The Knight and the Cart

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    The Knight of the Cart By the end of eleventh century, Western Europe had experienced a powerful cultural revival. The flourish of New towns provided a place for exchange of commerce and flow of knowledge and ideas. Universities, which replaced monasteries as centers of learning, poured urbanized knowledge into society. New technological advances and economics transformations provided the means for building magnificent architectures. These developments were representative of the mental and behavioral

  • Roman Catholic Church and Troubadours

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    Richardson 1 Cody Richardson Mr. Payne Music Lit Troubadours The birth of troubadours resided in the rich culture of early 12th century France. They are considered by some to be the frontrunners of secular music. Many were persecuted and killed for their music by the Catholic Church. Troubadours carried the main theme of love in all of their songs. Songs consisting of many different kinds of love were played in courts and sometimes at public meetings. These songs always had to be appropriate

  • The Troubadours That Wrote About Fin ' Amor

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    The troubadours that wrote about fin’amor had a certain set of rules for writing poems, but when Chrétien de Troyes began writing, he broke those rules. Chrétien broke the rules of fin’amor to teach the readers about what true love should be using different components that were not expressed in the troubadour’s lais. Many critics wonder what these components are and why Chrétien broke the rules. Critic Kurtis Haas argues that Chrétien was not trying to teach the reader about love but write a story