The Medieval Lyric

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This highly acclaimed introduction to the medieval lyric during the period 850-1300 is now reissued in a third edition, which includes a new preface and substantial new bibliographical indications. After an introductory discussion of the performers and performance of lyrics in the middle ages, each chapter analyses one of the major lyrical genres and centres on close critical discussion of outstanding lyrics, with generous quotation of texts and translations. While the rise of religious lyric and the ...

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Overview

This highly acclaimed introduction to the medieval lyric during the period 850-1300 is now reissued in a third edition, which includes a new preface and substantial new bibliographical indications. After an introductory discussion of the performers and performance of lyrics in the middle ages, each chapter analyses one of the major lyrical genres and centres on close critical discussion of outstanding lyrics, with generous quotation of texts and translations. While the rise of religious lyric and the transformations of love-lyric receive the fullest treatment, there are also chapters on women's songs, on the alba, on dance-songs, and on 'lyrics of realism'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859914840
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/4/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1995
Preface
1 Introduction: performers and performance 13
1 The performer's travels 18
2 The performer's and composer's social status 19
3 The mode of performance 23
4 The performer's repertoire 24
2 The rise of religious lyric 32
1 Beginnings 32
2 The early sequence 39
3 The eleventh century 44
4 Twelfth-century France 51
5 Italy and the Franciscans 57
6 Early English lyrics 63
7 Spain and Portugal 70
8 Germany and the Low Countries 74
3 'Cantigas de amigo' 86
4 Transformations of medieval lovelyric 109
1 Guillaume and Kurenberc 109
2 Troubadours and trouveres 118
3 Minnesang 131
4 A Latin lyric 140
5 English and Galician love-songs 144
6 From the Sicilians to Dante 151
5 The Alba 167
6 Dance-songs 186
7 Lyrics of realism 207
Postscript 1977 231
Melodies 236
Select Bibliography 246
1 General 246
2 Guide to individual authors and poems 250
Bibliographic supplement 1966-77 262
References to works cited 277
Index 283
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