High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Na Gormonda de
Monpeslier or Montpelher (fl. 1226-1229) was a trobairitz from
Montpellier in Languedoc. Her lone surviving work, a sirventes, has
been called "the first French political poem by a woman." She wrote
a response, Greu m'es a durar, to the famous anti-papal sirventes
of Guilhem Figueira, following Figueira's poem in metre and rime
for about twenty stanzas. Instead of blaming the papal legate
Pelagius of Albano for the failure of the Fifth Crusade, she laid
the blame on the "foolishness" of the wicked. She went on to
justify the Crusade against the heretics at home on the grounds
that the heresy was more dangerous than Islam and the heretics had
falser hearts. Finally, she expressed a desire to see Figueira
tortured to death. Her poem fell well within the bounds of orthodox
piety and her position, far from being radical, was that of the
Church as expressed by Pope Innocent III and contemporary
troubadour Lanfranc Cigala.
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