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Author Paden, William D. (William Doremus), 1941- author

Title Two medieval Occitan toll registers from Tarascon / William D. Paden
Published Toronto : Published for the Medieval Academy of America by University of Toronto Press, 2016
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Series Medieval Academy books ; no. 115
Medieval Academy books ; no. 115
Summary "Two Medieval Toll Registers from Tarascon presents an edition, translation, and discussion of two vernacular toll registers from fourteenth and fifteenth-century Provence. These two registers are a valuable new source for the economic, linguistic, and transportation history of medieval France, offering a window onto the commercial life of Tarascon, a fortified town on the east bank of the Rhône between Avignon and Arles. William D. Paden discusses the developing fiscal policy of the counts of Provence, for whom the tolls were collected, and the practice and vocabulary of medieval toll-keeping. An afterword considers the toll registers in relation to the poetry of troubadours, arguing that the realism of the registers and the idealism of troubadour poetry overlapped in the world of medieval Tarascon. "-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English; includes Occitan texts with English translations
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Subject Nobility -- France -- Provence -- Economic conditions -- Sources.
Occitan language -- Dialects -- France -- Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhône) -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Tolls -- France -- Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhône) -- Registers -- Early works to 1800.
Transportation -- France -- Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhône) -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Provence (France) -- Economic policy -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) -- Commerce -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) -- Economic conditions -- Sources.
Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Genre/Form Early works.
Registers (Lists)
Registers (Lists)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442629347
1442629355 (electronic bk)
9781442629356 (electronic bk)