Wine, Women and Song – Students’ Songs of the Middle Ages

John Addington Symonds

Wine, Women and Song
ISBN: 978-0486419138
Pages: 180

"Here are the first English translations of some 60 songs - love songs, drinking songs, hymns to spring, and more - sung by the wandering students of the Middle Ages. These young men traveled from university to university, 'light of purse and light of heart,' according to John Addington Symonds. 'They were careless and pleasure-seeking,' he observed; 'they rand a free, disreputable course, frequenting taverns at least as much as lecture rooms.'"

Publisher: Dover Publications