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Love and Money Sung in a Medieval Key: “Cantigas: Galician-Portuguese Troubadour Poems,” translated by Richard Zenith

Anglophone and Francophone readers may be less familiar with the Iberian troubadour tradition represented in Richard Zenith’s new collection “Cantigas: Galician-Portuguese Troubadour Poems”. For newcomers to this later troubadour legacy, Zenith’s introduction provides a helpful orientation to the complex cultural politics in which these poems were written and performed.