France and the Literary Renaissance in Medieval Europe. The Vindication of the “Trouvères.”

  • Geoffrey Wilson
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire Des Idees/International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 83)


If Le Grand d’Aussy’s interest in medieval French literature was very much that of the historian, then it was that of the historian moved essentially by patriotism. Almost invariably the object of his researches was “la Nation” and he was never afraid to show his feelings for his homeland:

Oui. J’aime mon pays avec transport, il est vrai; je me glorifie d’être François, et ne vois sur la terre aucune nation chez laquelle je désirerois de préférence que la nature eût placé mon berceau.1


Eighteenth Century Southern Province Northern Province Literary Achievement French Literature 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1975

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