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Professor Linda Paterson

Emeritus Professor
Email: L dot M dot Paterson at warwick dot ac dot uk

Research interests

Linda Paterson's research is based on medieval Occitan literature and social and cultural history. She is currently completing a major AHRC-funded project concerning lyric responses to the crusades in medieval France and Occitania. A monograph entitled Singing the Crusades: French and Occitan Lyric Reponses to the Crusading Movement 1137-1336, linked to online texts, translations and performances of troubadour and trouvere lyrics, is in press with Boydell and Brewer, as is a collection of essays edited with Simon Parsons entitled Literature of the Crusades.

Main publications

Troubadours and Eloquence (Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1975)

The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society c. 1100-c. 1250 (Cambridge: CUP, 1993)

Marcabru: a Critical Edition, with Simon Gaunt, Ruth Harvey and John Marshall (D. S. Brewer, Woodbridge, 2000)

The 'Canso d'Antioca': an Epic Chronicle of the First Crusade, ed. by C. Sweetenham and L. Paterson (Ashgate, 2003)

The Troubadour ‘tensos’ and ‘partimens’: a Critical Edition, ed. by R. Harvey and L. Paterson (3 vols, D. S. Brewer, 2010)

Culture and Society in Medieval Occitania, Ashgate, Variorum series : Farnham, UK and Burlington, Vt, USA, 2011 (collection of published articles)

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BA, PhD (Cambridge)

Troubadours and Eloquence

The World of the Troubadours