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date: 13 December 2019

Daniel [d’Aniels], Arnautlocked

  • John Haines


(b Riberác, ?1150–60; dc1200). Troubadour. Famed as a master of the difficult style, or trobar ric, he brought the poetic style of the troubadours to new heights. His most notable admirers have included Dante, Petrarch, and, much later, Ezra Pound. In canto xxvi of the Purgatorio, Dante not only rated Arnaut higher than Giraut de Bornelh (known as the ‘maestre del trobadors’), but paid him a supreme compliment by rendering his speech in Old Provençal. What little is known of Arnaut's life has been derived from his vida, his razo and a few references scattered throughout his poems. The vida refers to him as a man of letters who later became a joglar, or entertainer. One of Arnaut's poems (PC 29.8) alludes to his presence at the coronation of the ‘king of Estampes’, probably that of Philippe II Auguste in 1179 or 1180 (see Gouiran). Dante made him a contemporary of Count Raymond Berenger of Provence (...

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