Marie de France


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Île-de-France region, France
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Marie de France ("Mary of France", around 1135-1200) was a poet evidently born in France and living in England during the late 12th century. Virtually nothing is known of her early life, though she wrote a form of continental French[citation needed:] that was copied by Anglo-Norman scribes. Therefore, most of the manuscripts of her work bear Anglo-Norman traits. She also translated some Latin literature and produced an influential version of Aesop's Fables.

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The Lais of Marie de France

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Le Lai de Lanval

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Marie de France: Poetry

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Fables

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French Mediaeval Romances f...

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The Black Book of the Werewolf

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Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, ...

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Lai du Chèvrefeuille

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“Whoever has received knowledge
and eloquence in speech from God
should not be silent or secretive
but demonstrate it willingly.
When a great good is widely heard of,
then, and only then, does it bloom,
and when that good is praised by man,
it has spread its blossoms.”
Marie de France

“Whoever believes in a man is very foolish.”
Marie de France, The Lais of Marie de France

“Be sure that you speak with unfeigned lips.”
Marie de France, The Lais of Marie de France
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