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Summary Article: Jean de Meung (c. 1240–c. 1305)
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

French poet. He is best known for his remarkable 18,000-line continuation, written about 1277, of the Roman de la Rose begun by Guillaume de Lorris. With Jean de Meung the allegory becomes a vehicle for giving forthright critical views on topics such as government, monasticism, and women, allowing him to display his wide scholarship. Other works include translations from Vegetius and Boethius.

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