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Mml Cambridge Long Essay About Love

Prescribed texts

Rabelais, Pantagruel and Tiers LIvre

Labé, Oeuvres complètes

Ronsard,  Discours des misères de ce temps

Montaigne, Essais, Book II, chapters 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 37

Pascal, Pensées

Molière, Le Tartuffe, Le Misanthrope, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Racine, Bérénice, Britannicus, Andromaque

Lafayette, La Princesse de Clèves

Examination answers and Long Essays must be based on first-hand knowledge of the prescribed texts, from which commentary passages in the exam will be taken. Lecturers may refer additionally to other material in their lectures, and students are encouraged to make use of such material in their Section A essays. In examinations up to and including 2013-14, the commentary passages were not taken from the prescribed texts, so past papers for that period are not a reliable guide to the current examination paper. The specimen paper is an accurate model, as is the 2014-15 examination paper.

Prescribed topic: 

Cultural Transformations

The following papers are available to students taking Part IB of the MML Tripos. The list of papers offered may vary from year to year.

Papers listed are those available in the academic year 2017-18.

Students who took one Option A (ab initio) language and one Option B (post A Level) language at Part IA will take:

  • Papers B1 and B2, together with oral examination B, in the language which he or she previously studied at Option A (ab initio), and
  • one scheduled paper relating to the Option A (ab initio) language, and
  • a second paper from list of scheduled papers, and
  • either a third paper from the list of scheduled papers or the B3 + AV papers in the language which he or she previously studied at Option B.
  • As Part I is understood as a two-year programme, it is not possible for Option A students to switch language in your second year and take the language papers (B1 and B2) in a new language. You may of course take up a third language through one of the scheduled papers such as Pg3 or Sp10. Other scheduled papers can be taken from any language area assuming you have sufficient linguistic proficiency to manage the reading.

Students who took two Option B (post A Level) languages at Part IA will take the B3 + AV papers in both languages, plus three papers chosen from the list of scheduled papers.

Details of the options for students who took one Classical language (Classical Latin or Classical Greek) are available on the MML with Classics page.

Students may only offer one of the "Introduction to the language and culture..." papers (those identified with an asterisk *).

Papers with a dagger symbol (†) are available for examination by Long Essay.

Papers with a hash symbol (#) at the end of the title have managed numbers.

Catalan (General Paper)

Comparative Studies Scheduled Papers

Dutch (General Paper)

French Language Papers

French Scheduled Papers

German Language Papers

German Scheduled Papers

Modern Greek (General Paper)

Italian Language Papers

Italian Scheduled Papers


Portuguese Language Papers

Portuguese Scheduled Papers

Portuguese General Paper

Slavonic Language Papers

Slavonic Scheduled Papers

Slavonic General Papers

Spanish Language Papers

Spanish Scheduled Papers