Douce Dame – L’âge d’or de l’Amour courtois

Simultaneously with the great medieval novels, a lyrical poetry in vernacular developed
in the south and then the north of France: Troubadours and Trouvères.
From the beginning, in trouvère’s works, poetry and music are closely linked, giving rise to an entirely monodic secular art. Courteous Love is at the center of the important corpus they have bequeathed us. The worship of the woman – which extends and sometimes mingles with that of the Virgin Mary – is the main theme of these graceful poems.