Songs Of The Women Troubadours / Edition 1

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Overview

An edition and translation of some 30 poems by the trobairditz, a remarkable group of women poets from the 12th and 13th centuries, who composed in the style and language of the troubadours.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Scholars and poets have written about and edited extensively poems of the troubadours, who flourished in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries. This edition presents poems of the trobairitz, 20 identifiable and several anonymous women troubadours who wrote between 1170 and 1260 after the first generation of male troubadours and who ceased to write before the last generation. Because the editors intend this edition to be a script for performance, the editing is conservative, with regularization of rhyme only when necessary and few emendations in orthography. In a good example, translator Sarah White conveys vividly a troubairitz chagrin when her lover must depart at dawn-"En un vergier sotz fuella d'albespi"- a charming alba or dawn song with a refrain. Highly recommended for Old Provenal literature scholars and all those interested in love poetry.-Bob Ivey, Memphis State Univ.
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On facing pages of the Occitan originals and English translations, 30 poems by the trobairitz, women poets of the 12th and 13th centuries who composed in the style and themes of the troubadours. They include love songs, debate poems, political satires, laments, ballads, and other genres. The introduction and notes provide a linguistic, literary, and historical framework. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815335689
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/17/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner is Professor of French at Boston College. Laurie Shepard is Associate Professor of Italian at Boston College. Sarah White is Emerita Professor of French at Franklin and Marshall College.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Foreword by W. S. Merwin, Preface, Introduction, Manuscripts Consulted, Bibliography, Note on the Texts, Note on the Translations, Cansos, Tensos, Sirventes, Planh, Salut d'Amor, Balada, Alba, Fragments, End Notes, Pronunciation Guide, Index of Poets and Poetic Terms
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