Gallant literature  

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Gallantry was a fashion in Europe from the 16th century until the early 18th century. It was reflected in literature in the works of the female writers who called themselves the Précieuses in France, exemplified by Madeleine de Scudéry's Clelia. The genre was very popular in Germany with authors such as Menantes. Pierre Marteau published a book called La France Galante (1696).

Somewhat toning down the gallantry in gallant literature were Brantôme's memoirs Vie des dames galantes.

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