Rostaing Berenguier

Rostanh or Rostaing Berenguier de Marselha was an early fourteenth-century troubadour and Hospitaller from Marseille . He was a friend of the Grand Master Folco del Vilaret . The earliest biographical notice we have about Rostanh is the brief but unreliable biography in Jean de Nostredame . He is one of only three known troubadours to compose estampidas , the others being Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (who composed the first one, Kalenda maia ) and Cerverí de Girona (who composed four). [1] Rostanh composed only one: The dousa pariah. His songs are preserved in the manuscript called “Giraud”, where the first one is a long canso in honor of his Folco boss.


  1. Jump up^ Chambers, 215-17.


  • Frank M. Chambers (1985), An Introduction to Old Provencal Versification (Diane Publishing).
  • WD Paden and FF Paden (2007), Troubadour Poems from the South of France (Cambridge: DS Brewer).

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