The Fabliaux

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Composed between the 12th and the 14th centuries, the Fabliaux are a series of ribald satirical poems in Old French. These smutty tales of lecherous priests, randy wives and cuckolded husbands influenced Chaucer, Boccaccio and Rabelais, yet the originals are little known today. This first major English edition translates 69 of these bawdy poems opposite the French text, bringing to life a very different Middle Ages from the familiar image of courtly romance – rebellious, irreverent and rude.

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The Fabliaux

The Fabliaux

A New Verse Translation

Hardback1016pp204x134mm

9780871403575     Product Code: 503014

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Composed between the 12th and the 14th centuries, the Fabliaux are a series of ribald satirical poems in Old French. These smutty tales of lecherous priests, randy wives and cuckolded husbands influenced Chaucer, Boccaccio and Rabelais, yet the originals are little known today. This first major English edition translates 69 of these bawdy poems opposite the French text, bringing to life a very different Middle Ages from the familiar image of courtly romance – rebellious, irreverent and rude.

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