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Born to a merchant family in Toulouse, the troubadour Aimeric de Peguilhan (c. 1175 - c. 1221) first joined the courts of Raimon V and Raimon VI in Toulouse, but later travelled extensively among various Iberian courts and finally established himself in Lombardy. Around fifty of his poems and five associated melodies survive, and the majority of these are cansos frequently evaluated (by modern critics) as light and bland. Additionally, Aimeric composed tensos with Albertet and Sordello.
See List of Aimeric de Peguilhan's Works. Additionally, Dante, in De vulgari eloquentia, commends Aimeric's "Si cum l'arbres que, per sobrecargar," which appears in twenty-one of the twenty-four manuscripts that attest to Aimeric's contemporary popularity.
William P. Shepard and Frank M. Chambers, The Poems of Aimeric de Peguilhan (Evanston, IL, 1950).
Miriam Cabré, "Italian and Catalan troubadours," in The Troubadours: An Introduction. Cambridge: CUP, 1999,
Alexander J. Denomy. "Courtly love and courtliness." Speculum, A Journal of Mediaeval Studies (1953): 44-63.
Herbert Moller. "The Meaning of Courtly Love." Journal of American Folklore (1960): 39-52.
Wendy Pfeffer. "‘Eu l'auzi dir en un ver reprovier’Aimeric de Peguilhan's use of the proverb." Neophilologus 70, no. 4 (1986): 520-527.
See also information on the Franco-Lombards and on the French Elements of Italian Literature from the French of Italy site.