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Secular or Eclectic : Troubadour


Poems by Guilhem IX of Poitou


Duke William (Guilhem) of Poitou, who is often cited as the "first" Troubadour, was raised in a household populated by Spanish musicians and poets brought back by his father from Muslim Spain. Duke William led a childhood immersed in the innovative music and ideas imported from his Muslim neighbors in nearby Spain. Duke William's contribution was to popularize this "new" art in Christian northern Europe.

Poems by Guilhem IX of Poitou







Guilhem IX of Poitou