“Flamenca” at #Kzoo2016: (UPDATED 2018: manuscript online &) rough list of editions & translations


Bibliothèque d’agglomération de Carcassonne. Ms. 34 (anciennes cotes : n° 2703 ; n° 2176). Digitised and freely available online ℅ 

A fragmentll. 2713-20–is in the 14th-c. Catalan Vega-Aguiló Codex: Palma de Mallorca, Biblioteca de la Societat Arqueològica Lul·liana, Codex E / Biblioteca de Catalunya mss. 7-8.


François Juste Marie Raynouard’s 1812 edition of excerpts of Flamenca appear in “Notice de Flamenca, poëme provençal, manuscrit dans la Bibliothèque municipale de Carcassonne, no. 681,” Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale et autres bibliothèques vol. XIII part 2 (Paris, 1827): 80-132; and in Choix de poésies originale des troubadours (Paris, 1816-21); and in Lexique roman (Paris, 1838-44).
NOTES: extracts with French prose translations (more…)

courtly love: a bibliography

(slightly revised, updated, and reissued; may be further revised in the future; it should, I hope, provide a useful starting-point for people new to the area)

Allen, Peter B. The Art of Love: Amatory Fiction from Ovid to the Romance of the Rose. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1992.

Auerbach, Erich. Literary Language and its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages. Trans. Ralph Mannheim. Princeton: Bollingen, 1965.

—. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Trans. Willard R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton U.P., 1953.

Bähler, Ursula. Gaston Paris et la philology romane. Geneva: Droz, 2004.

Bezzola, Reto R. Les Origines et la formation de la littérature courtoise en Occident (500-1200). Paris: Champion, 1944-63.

Bloch, R. Howard. Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love. Chicago: Chicago UP, 1990.

Boase, R. The Origin and Meaning of Courtly Love. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1977.

Camproux, Charles. Le “joy d’amour” du troubadour (jeu et joie d’amour). Montepellier: Causse et Castelnau, 1965.

Cherchi, Paolo. Andreas and the Ambiguity of Courtly Love.

Cheyette, Fredric L. Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2001.

Cholakian, Rouben Charles. Troubadour Lyric: A Psychocritical Reading. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990.

Curtius, Ernst Robert. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages. Trans. Willard R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1953.

Denomy, Alexander Joseph. “An Enquiry into the Nature of Courtly Love.” Mediaeval Studies VI (1944): 175-260.

The Heresy of Courtly Love. New York: MacMullen, 1947.

Donaldson, E. Talbot. “The Myth of Courtly Love.” Ventures 5 (1965): 16-23, republished in Speaking of Chaucer (London: Athlone, 1970): 154-63.

Duby, Georges. Medieval Marriage: Two Models from the Twelfth Century. Trans. Elborg Forster. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978.

Le Chevalier, la femme et le prêtre. Le mariage dans la France féodale. Paris: Hachette, 1981.

Ferrante, Joan M. “Cortes’ Amor in Medieval Texts.” Speculum 55 (1980): 695.

Frappier. Jean. Amour courtois et table ronde. Geneva: Droz, 1973.

Huchet, Jean-Charles. Littérature médiévale et psychanalyse: pour une clinique littéraire. Paris: P.U.F., 1990.

Kay, Sarah. “Courts, Clerks, and Courtly Love.” In The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance. Ed. Roberta L. Krueger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000: 81-96.

Köhler, Erich. Trobador Lyrik und Höfischer Roman. Berlin: Rütter und Loening, 1962.

Kristeva, Julia. “Les Troubadours: du ‘grand chant courtois’ au récit allégorique.” In Histoires d’amour. Paris: Denoël, 1983: 263-76.

Lacan, Jacques. “L’Amour courtois en anamorphose.” In Le Séminaire de Jacques Lacan. Livre VII: L’Éthique de la psychanalyse, 1959-60. Texte établi par Jacques-Alain Miller. Paris: Le Seuil, 1986: 167-84.

Lazar, Moshé. Amour courtois et “fin’amors” dans la littérature du XIIe siècle. Paris: Klincksieck, 1964.

Le Goff, Jacques. La Civilisation de l’Occident médiéval. Paris: Arthaud, 1964.

Pour un autre Moyen Âge: temps, travail et culture en Occident. Paris: Gallimard, 1977.

Le Goff, Jacques, Roger Chartier, and Jacques Revel, eds. La Nouvellehistoire. Paris: C.E.P.L., 1978.

Lewis, Clive Staples. The Allegory of Love. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1936.

Menocal, María Rosa. The Arabic Role in Medieval Literature: A Forgotten Heritage. Philadephia: U Pennsylvania P, 1990.

Nelli, René. L’Érotique des troubadours. Toulouse: Privat, 1963.

Newman, F.X., ed., The Meaning of Courtly Love: Papers of the First Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton. March 17-18, 1967. Albany:  SUNY P, 1968.

O’Brien, Juliet. “Contexts poetic and erotic: trobar amor clusa e cortesa.” Ch. 1 in “Trobar Cor(s): Erotics and Poetics in Flamenca.” Ph.D. diss., Princeton U, 2006: 27-143.

— “Reading (and) Courtly Love in Flamenca, via the Charrette.” In Dame Philology’s Charrette: Approaching Medieval Textuality through Chrétien’s Lancelot, Essays in Memory of Karl D. Uitti. Ed. Gina Greco and Ellen Thorington. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University, 2012.

Paris, Gaston. “Études sur les romans de la Table Ronde: Lancelot.” Romania 12 (1883): 459-534. Online at

Robertson, D.W. Jr. “Some Medieval Doctrines of Love.” In A Preface to Chaucer. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1962: 391-503.

— “The Concept of Courtly Love as an Impediment to the Understanding of Medieval Texts.” In Newman 1968: 1-18.

Rougemont, Denis de. L’Amour et l’Occident. Paris: Plon, 1972; rev. of 1939 ed.

Uitti, Karl D. “Remarks on Old French Narrative: Courtly Love and Poetic Form (I).” Romance Philology 26 (1972): 92.

Žižek, Slavoj. “Courtly Love, or Woman as Thing.” In The Metastases of Enjoyment. London: Verso, 1994: 148-73.

outils utiles

NB: this collection of link was put together through 2004-06, and has not been rechecked thoroughly recently. Most (checked haphazardly just now) do work.

food glorious food

moirasbooke_My very first encounter with gastronomic delights Medieval was through my Auntie Moira’s experiments on us, when we came to stay with her and my Uncle John. He died recently, and this post is dedicated to his memory: and to happy times spent together.

The Booke of Dame Moira – a.k.a.


On Philology (new publications + some thoughts + bonus bibliography on courtly love)

New series: « L’Europe des philologues »; general editor Michel Zink (Collège de France). The first volume of this new series was launched on 1 April, at the Collège de France (Paris):


An unorthodox request from MEDFEM-L

Unorthodox, but an excellent point – and leading one to ponder the point of print publication.
Speaking also as a tree-hugger.

MEDFEM-L is an unmoderated forum for the discussion of feminist approaches to medieval studies sponsored jointly by the Society for Medieval Feminist
Scholarship (SMFS, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS,


New bilingual edition (EN/FR) of Shakespeare’s History Plays

Shakespeare, Histoires, T. I et II, Paris, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de La Pléiade, 2008, 1668p. et 1742 p. plus un arbre généalogique des souverains.


January new publications digest

Dutifully gleaned from assorted listserves for your greater reading delight: (1) from FABULA, (2) from H-NET, (3) Obrienatrix’s holiday reading.


New reviews of recent publications

With thanks to H-Net…


The Christmas Bonus: Round-up of new publications c/o FABULA

Need more reading? Herewith the last four months’ new publications, many but not all in French, carefully selected for Medieval and Renaissance (inc. some Late Antique through to Early Modern) relevance. Also assorted comparative literature, literary criticism and theory, and linguistics; books, essay collections, new translations, reissues, and new journal issues. And the odd bit of Modernist Myopia. Organized into three very broad categories, approximately by increasing distance from Medieval and Renaissance material pur et dur. In approximate reverse chronological order of advertisement and/or publication.
Happy reading. Or happy fantasy book-buying.