Roman de Fauvel (1310)
This piece is taken from the Roman de Fauvel which can be found at the National Library of France under Le Roman de Fauvel.
It is a satirical poem in 3280 octosyllables and two parts, composed in 1310 and 1314.
It tells the story of a horse, Fauvel, embodying evil and hypocrisy, which enslaved and devastated France. Criticism of society and the temporal and spiritual power of the time.
Version revised and expanded by Raoul Chaillou de Pestain, in 1316, with about 3000 verses additional (sometimes borrowed from other works, sometimes composed by himself) and 167 interpolations musical, in the Gervais part of the Bus as well as in the additional part, largely anonymous.