Poetry and Music in Medieval France: From Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut

Poetry and Music in Medieval France: From Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut

by Ardis Butterfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521622190

ISBN-13: 9780521622196

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Poetry and Music in Medieval France Ardis Butterfield examines French vernacular song in the Middle Ages. She begins with the moment when French song first survives in writing in the early thirteenth century, and examines a large corpus of works which combine elements of narrative and song, as well as a range of genres which cross between different musical and…  See more details below

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In Poetry and Music in Medieval France Ardis Butterfield examines French vernacular song in the Middle Ages. She begins with the moment when French song first survives in writing in the early thirteenth century, and examines a large corpus of works which combine elements of narrative and song, as well as a range of genres which cross between different musical and literary categories. Emphasising the cosmopolitan artistic milieu of Arras, Butterfield describes the wide range of contexts in which secular songs were quoted and copied, including narrative romances, satires and love poems. She uses manuscript evidence to shed light on medieval perceptions of how music and poetry were composed and interpreted. The volume is copiously illustrated to demonstrate the rich visual culture of medieval French writing and music. This interdisciplinary study will be of interest to both literary and musical scholars of late medieval culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521622196
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #49
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Pt. IText and performance
1Song and written record in the early thirteenth century
2The sources of song: charisonniers, narratives, dance-song
3The performance of song in Jean Renart's Rose
Pt. IIThe boundaries of genre
4The refrain
5Refrains in context: a case study
6Contrafacta: from secular to sacred in Gautier de Coinci and later thirteenth-century writing
Pt. IIIThe location of culture
7'Courtly' and 'popular' in the thirteenth century
8Urban culture: Arras and the puys
9The cultural contexts of Adam de la Halle: Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion
Pt. IVModes of inscription
10Songs in writing: the evidence of the manuscripts
11Chant/fable: Aucassin et Nicolette
12Writing music, writing poetry: Le Roman de Fauvel in Paris BN fr. 146
Pt. VLyric and narrative
13The two Roses: Machaut and the thirteenth century
14Rewriting song: chanson, motet, salut, and dit
15Citation and authorship from the thirteenth to the fourteenth century
Pt. VIEnvoy: the new art
16The Formes fixes: from Adam de la Halle to Guillaume de Machaut
Epilogue

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