The Boke of Duke Huon of Burdeux

The Boke of Duke Huon of Burdeux : Done Into English (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Boke of Duke Huon of Burdeux: Done Into English Chronicle may perhaps be looked upon as most closely resembling them. It is not until nearly the 11th century that professional poets or reciters are met with in French literature. We then find a class of men called jongleurs wandering from village to village, from castle to castle, chanting to the accompaniment of a little viol which they carried with them, stories of national or local heroes. It was under their influence that the detached poems were brought together. But hastily united either by themselves, or by professional poets who were known as trouveurs, they continued to be expanded or com pressed, often on the spur of the moment, as the prejudices of the jongleur or his audience demanded. Nor for nearly three centuries. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243278497
  • 9780243278497