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© 2023 by Richard Goddard

The Early Troubadours and the Latin Tradition, Thesis submitted by Richard Neal Basire Goddard to the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Oxford, December 1985, published by University of Maastricht Press in 2018.


“Marcabru, Li Proverbe au Vilain, and the tradition of rustic proverbs", by R.N.B. Goddard, Trinity College, Oxford, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 1/LXXXVIII (1987), pp. 55-70


“Colour-symbolism in the troubadour Marcabru and his followers”, by Richard Goddard, Reading Medieval Studies, Vol. XIII (1987), pp. 3-23


“The Iconography of the Whore in Marcabru’s ‘Soudadier, per cui es jovens’, Marbod of Rennes and the Beatus of Liébana Manuscripts”, by R.N.B. Goddard, Giessen, Romanistische Zeitschrift für Literaturgeschichte, Sonderdruck, Heft 3/4 (Heidelberg 1987), pp. 277-291


“The Ladies Agnes and Arsen and William IX’s ‘Companho, farai un vers [qu’er] covinen”, by Richard Goddard, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol. XXVI, No. 2 (April 1988), pp. 156-162

“Eugenius of Toledo and Marbod of Rennes in Marcabru’s ‘Pois la fuoilla revirola’, by R.N.B. Goddard, Bristol, Medium Aevum, Vol. LVII (1988), pp. 27-37)


The publications referred to here concern doctoral and post-doctoral research on the relationship between early troubadour poetry and Latin school learning in Aquitaine in the twelfth century.

While preparing the thesis, I was matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford University, but was supervised principally by Linda Paterson at Warwick University.  I was also guided for one term each by Professor Nico Mann and Professor Peter Godman, then both Fellows at Pembroke College, Oxford. The thesis was examined by the late Professor Peter Ricketts of Westfield College, London University. My studies were mainly financed by a studentship and travel grants from the British Academy.

Post-doctoral research was performed at the Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen and was financed by a Hanseatic Scholarship from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.Hamburg.


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