It contributed to literature through the compositions of the Minnesingers.
The history of the Godfreys and the Minnesingers can evidently not cover the life of the peoples.
The truth is that these Twelve Masters were Minnesingers, and did not live together.
The Minnesingers flourished in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
See notice of his life and works in Lays of the Minnesingers, London, 1825.
Such was the period of the Minnesingers, and such the reaction against them.
Follow this with a second paper on the minnesingers and troubadours and their songs.
The songs of the troubadours and minnesingers, what are they to our feelings?
Their court was frequented by minnesingers and knights-errant.
For the rest, the Minnesingers' descriptions were all alike.