Old Provence - Vol. 1

Old Provence - Vol. 1

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Old Provence - Vol. 1

Old Provence - Vol. 1

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Veson li vièi mounumen de l'istòri de Prouvènço
Veson li vièi mounumen
Emé soun ensignamen. . . . --L'AMIRADOV.

Tarascoun, e Bèu-Caire, e Toulouso, e Beziés,
Fasènt bàrri de car, Prouvenço, li vesiés. . . .

I TROUBAIRE CATALAN.

THOSE who have done me the honour of reading Old Touraine will need little by way of preface to these pages. The history of Old Provence has necessitated a somewhat different treatment only because I have had towns to deal with instead of castles, and because I have had far more space to cover, both in territory and in time, than was involved in describing the châteaux in the districts of Tours and of Blois. The Seine seems full of commerce and of government; the Loire still mirrors the pleasure-palaces of the Valois court upon its golden stream; but the Valley of the Rhone has been . . .

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