The Troubadours: An Introduction

The Troubadours: An Introduction

by Simon Gaunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521573882

ISBN-13: 9780521573887

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a general introduction to the world of the troubadours. Its sixteen chapters, newly commissioned from leading scholars in Britain, the United States, France, Italy and Spain, trace the development of troubadour song (including music), engage with the main trends in troubadour scholarship, and examine the reception of troubadour poetry in manuscripts…  See more details below

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This book offers a general introduction to the world of the troubadours. Its sixteen chapters, newly commissioned from leading scholars in Britain, the United States, France, Italy and Spain, trace the development of troubadour song (including music), engage with the main trends in troubadour scholarship, and examine the reception of troubadour poetry in manuscripts and in Northern French romance. A series of appendices offer an invaluable guide to more than fifty troubadours, to technical vocabulary, to research tools and to surviving manuscripts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521573887
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: How to use this book; Introduction Simon Gaunt and Sarah Kay; 1. Courtly culture in medieval Occitania Ruth Harvey; 2. Fin' amor and the development of the courtly canso Linda Paterson; 3. Moral and satirical poetry Catherine Léglu; 4. Early troubadours: Guilhem IX to Bernart de Ventadorn Stephen G. Nichols; 5. The classical period: Raimbaut d'Aurenga to Arnaut Daniel Gérard Gouiran; 6. Later troubadours Michael Routledge; 7. The trobairitz Tilde Sankovitch; 8. Italian and Catalan troubadours Miriam Cabré; 9. Music and versification Margaret Switten; 10. Rhetoric and hermeneutics Sarah Spence; 11. Intertextuality and dialogism in the troubadours Maria Luisa Meneghetti; 12. The troubadours at play: irony, parody and burlesque Don Monson; 13. Desire and subjectivity Sarah Kay; 14. Orality and writing: the text of the troubadour poem Simon Gaunt; 15 The Chansonniers as books William Burgwinkle; 16. Troubadour lyric and Old French narrative Sylvia Huot; Appendices; Bibliography.

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