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AUDEFROI LE BATARD

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 896 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AUDEFROI LE BATARD, French trouvere, flourished at the end of the 12th century and was born at Arras. Of his life nothing is known. The seigneur de Nesles, to whom some of his songs are addressed, is probably the chatelain of Bruges who joined the crusade of 1200. Audefroi was the author of at least five lyric romances: Argentine, Belle Idoine, Belle Isabeau, Belle Emmelos and Beatrix. These romances follow older chansons in subject, but the smoothness of the verse and beauty of detail hardly compensate for the spontaneity of the shorter form. See A. Jeanroy, Les Origines de la poesie lyrique en France an moyen age' (Paris, 1889).
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