Grains of Gold

Francis Boutle Publishers

Grains of Gold brings together for the first time an extensive selection of Occitan literature with English translations from the tenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Occitan is associated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries with the Cathars, and the troubadours, composers of courtly lyric poetry, and is still spoken today in parts of France, Italy and Spain. Building on this, the cover design features a montage of Occitan imagery, including the Occitan cross and Montségur, the Cathar’s mountain stronghold.