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Académie

Académie  

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Is a word with several different meanings in French cultural history. In the world of education it has designated since the time of Napoleon the 16 regional divisions (each with ...
arts of poetry

arts of poetry  

Artes poeticae teach how to practise the art of writing. These manuals do not ask questions about the nature of literature. They describe and prescribe effective techniques. They do not ...
chant royal

chant royal  

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[shahn rwa-yal]A French verse form normally consisting of five stanzas of eleven 10-syllable lines rhyming ababccddede, followed by an envoi (or half-stanza) rhyming ddede. The last line of the first ...
competition

competition  

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Music
The urge to compete is basic to human nature and musicians are no exception. Reports of mus. contests go back to ancient times but the modern form developed in the late 18th cent. in Great Britain. ...
Confréries

Confréries  

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Religious associations of lay people devoted to the cult of a saint or the Virgin Mary or a special feast day. Some were independent; others were attached to trade guilds ...
Jehan Bretel

Jehan Bretel  

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Trouvère and Arras cloth merchant (attested 1256, d. 1272), head (‘prince’) of the local puy for a time. His extant work comprises seven courtly lyrics and jeux partis with 19 ...
Jeux Floraux de Toulouse

Jeux Floraux de Toulouse  

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Poetry festivals held, probably annually, in Toulouse from 1324 onwards and organized by a puy founded the previous year called the Sobregaia Companhia dels Sèt Trobadors de Tolosa or the ...

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