The Court of Champagne as a Literary Center

  title={The Court of Champagne as a Literary Center},
  author={John F. Benton},
  pages={551 - 591}
  • J. Benton
  • Published 1 October 1961
  • History
  • Speculum
THE remarkable literary flowering of twelfth-century France grew from the fruitful meeting of representatives of different intellectual traditions, the collaboration of the laymen of the feudal courts and of those trained in monastic and cathedral schools.' This mixing occurred most often at the courts of great lords, either because authors met personally in that varied and changing society or because they wrote for an audience which they knew had sophisticated and eclectic tastes. Among these… 
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