Lyrics of the Middle Ages: An Anthology / Edition 1

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This anthology features nearly 300 works in 14 linguistic areas: Latin hymns and lyrics from 800 to 1300...Carmina Burana...Proven al lyrics...Italian lyrics...North French lyrics...German lyrics...lyrics of Iberia, including Arabic, Hebrew, Mozarabic, Galician-Portuguese, Castilian, and Catalan...lyrics of Great Britain, including Irish, Welsh, Old English, Middle English, and Scottish-English ballads.

More than 100 authors are represented, including Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, the major troubadours and trouv res, Walther von der Vogelweide, St. Thomas Aquinas, Peter Abelard, The Countess of Dia, The Queen of Mallorca, Hildegard of Bingen, Ibn Hazm, Mozarabic kharja writers, Denis I of Portugal, Alfonso X of Castile, Sordello, Fran ois Villon, Charles d'Orl ans, and many who are anonymous. There are indexes of authors, opening lines, and genres, and 12 photographs represent scenes that are related to the poems.

SPECIAL FEATURESinclusion of the widest possible range of texts from the western Middle Ages allows comparative, cross-cultural approaches; fresh translations by an authoritative team of scholars were prepared especially for this volume; tape or CD information is provided for medieval lyrics that have been given modern recordings; apparatus includes a selection of texts in their original languages and indices of authors, titles/first lines, and genres

Suitable for Courses inMedieval Literature in Translation; Comparative Literature; The Lyric

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Editorial Reviews

English renderings of nearly 300 lyrics from an impressive range of languages: not only Latin and the major European vernaculars, but also Iberian Arabic, Hebrew, Mozarabic, Irish, Welsh, and lowland Scots. Covers about AD800-1300. An amplification of Wilhelms' Medieval song. Originals are also presented for 27 of the works. Suitable as a reader for a broad survey course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824070496
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1990
  • Series: Reference Library of the Humanities Series, #1268
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Latin Hymns and Lyrics from 850 to 1300 * The Carmina Burana * Proven al Lyrics * Italian Lyrics * North French Lyrics * German Lyrics * Lyrics of Iberia * Lyrics of Great Britain * Selected Original Texts * Indices
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