The Cambridge Songs: Carmina Cantabrigiensia

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The first complete edition with English translation of a substantial 11th-century collection of Latin lyrics that preceded the Carmina Burana. The international anthology, copied by an English scribe, includes many genres and subjects, but emphasizes verse that was sung including works from Germany, France, Italy, and classical Latin. The edition includes poems now thought to have been part of the original collection as well as some poems of Boethius recently recovered. Part of the full scholarly apparatus are indices to both Latin and English. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
List of Abbreviations xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
The Original Functions of the Collection xx
The Manuscript xxvi
Manuscripts Behind the Manuscript xxx
The Musicality of the CC xxxix
The Musical Performance Described by Sextus Amarcius xliv
The Collectors of the CC liii
Goals and Principles of This Edition, Translation, and Commentary lvi
Carmina Cantabrigiensia: Cambridge Songs 1
Commentary 165
Appendices 333
1 CC 27: Latin Texts of the Other Versions 333
2 CC 28: Reconstructed Text and Translation 336
3 CC 33: Strophes of the Longer Version 338
4 "Vt belli sonuere tube, uiolenta peremit" 340
List of Works Cited 343
Indices 373
Index of First Lines and Conventional Titles 373
Index of Latin Words 376
Index of Old High German Words 383
Index of Bible Passages 386
Index of Manuscripts 388
General Index 390
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