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    Posted: 03-Oct-2010 at 06:16
Greetings to the AllEmpires Community,
I was listening to Youtube medieval music the other day and i came across an old crusade song about the Chistian-Muslim wars in the Iberian peninsula.



Does anyone know the language used in this song?I don't speak Spanish but it doesn't sound like Spanish or Portugal to me.


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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Oct-2010 at 07:25
Whilst I am no expert on languages, I would suspect that the song is sung in either Catalan and/or Occitan, etc., which were the languages of the minstrels, troubadors etc.?

Perhaps I should have inserted this site?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occitan_language

As well as this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troubadour

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  Quote HistoryAmateur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Oct-2010 at 07:12
Thanks Opuslola

I didn't know that the troubadours sang their poems mostly in the medieval Occitan language, which I find a beautiful and mysterious language.



 

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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Oct-2010 at 08:27
Their songs, or poems were called Madrigals.  Madrigals were first sung after the battle of Hastings in 1066, by the winners.  The losers sat around singing, Shut up and deal.Big smile 
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