Les "Razos de trobar" de Ramon Vidal: una gramàtica per al cant


The Razos de trobar are revisited in this paper, with a recapitulation of the learned opinions on this text’s subject, and a new evaluation of it as a grammar handbook for troubadours. Characteristics are set down which differentiate this work from others like Uc Faidit’s Donatz proensals and Jofre de Foixà’s Regles de trobar. Attention is also given to the possible reasons for this text’s popularity, and on the way, Ovidian sources are retraced for the famous final lines (37-39) of Arnaut Daniel’s “Ab gai so cundet et leri”: “Ieu sui Arnautz qu’amas l’aura...”


Medieval Occitan grammar; troubadour grammar: troubadour poetic theory; medieval Occitan literature; medieval Catalan literature; Ramon Vidal de Besalú; Raimon Vidal de Bezaudun; Razos de trobar; Arnaut; Ovidian sources; Dante Alighieri

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