Songs of the Women Trouveres

Songs of the Women Trouveres

by Eglal Doss-Quinby, Joan Tasker Grimbert, Wendy Pfeffer, Elizabeth Aubrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300084137

ISBN-13: 9780300084139

Pub. Date: 03/11/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

This groundbreaking anthology brings together for the first time the works of women poet-composers, or trouvères, in northern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Refuting the long-held notion that there are no extant Old French lyrics by women from this period, the editors of the volume present songs attributed to eight named female trouvères

Overview

This groundbreaking anthology brings together for the first time the works of women poet-composers, or trouvères, in northern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Refuting the long-held notion that there are no extant Old French lyrics by women from this period, the editors of the volume present songs attributed to eight named female trouvères along with a varied selection of anonymous compositions in the feminine voice that may have been composed by women. The book includes the Old French texts of seventy-five compositions, extant music for eighteen monophonic songs and nineteen polyphonic motets, English translations, and a substantial introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084139
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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