Bertrand de Bar-sur-Aube

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Bertrand de Bar-sur-Aube (i.e. Bertrand from Bar-sur-Aube) (end of the 12th century – early 13th century[1]) was an Old French poet from the Champagne region[1] of France who wrote a number of chansons de geste. He is the author of Girard de Vienne, and it is likely that he also wrote Aymeri de Narbonne.[1] The chansons de geste Narbonnais and Beuve de Hantone have also been attributed to him, but these attributions are contested.[1] At the beginning of Girart de Vienne, the author describes himself as a "clerc" or cleric.[1] No other biographical information is known about him.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hasenohr, 170.
  • (in French) Geneviève Hasenohr and Michel Zink, eds. Dictionnaire des lettres françaises: Le Moyen Age. Collection: La Pochothèque. Paris: Fayard, 1992. ISBN 2-253-05662-6
  • (in English) Urban T. Holmes Jr. A History of Old French Literature from the Origins to 1300. New York: F.S. Crofts, 1938.

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