The Troubadours: An Introduction

The Troubadours: An Introduction

by Simon Gaunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521574730

ISBN-13: 9780521574730

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780521574730
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Map of Occitania and neighbouring Catalonia
Introduction1
1Courtly culture in medieval Occitania8
2Fin'amor and the development of the courtly canso28
3Moral and satirical poetry47
4The early troubadours: Guilhem IX to Bernart de Ventadorn66
5The classical period: from Raimbaut d'Aurenga to Arnaut Daniel83
6The later troubadours99
7The trobairitz113
8Italian and Catalan troubadours127
9Music and versification141
10Rhetoric and hermeneutics164
11Intertextuality and dialogism in the troubadours181
12The troubadours at play: irony, parody and burlesque197
13Desire and subjectivity212
14Orality and writing: the text of the troubadour poem228
15The chansonniers as books246
16Troubadour lyric and Old French narrative263
App. 1Major troubadours279
App. 2Occitan terms292
App. 3Research tools and reference works295
App. 4The chansonniers303
Bibliography306
Index325

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