The Troubadours: An Introduction

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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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"All readers of troubadour poetry can profit from this well-devised, stimulating book." Speculum
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521574730
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 1,345,997
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Map of Occitania and neighbouring Catalonia
Introduction 1
1 Courtly culture in medieval Occitania 8
2 Fin'amor and the development of the courtly canso 28
3 Moral and satirical poetry 47
4 The early troubadours: Guilhem IX to Bernart de Ventadorn 66
5 The classical period: from Raimbaut d'Aurenga to Arnaut Daniel 83
6 The later troubadours 99
7 The trobairitz 113
8 Italian and Catalan troubadours 127
9 Music and versification 141
10 Rhetoric and hermeneutics 164
11 Intertextuality and dialogism in the troubadours 181
12 The troubadours at play: irony, parody and burlesque 197
13 Desire and subjectivity 212
14 Orality and writing: the text of the troubadour poem 228
15 The chansonniers as books 246
16 Troubadour lyric and Old French narrative 263
App. 1 Major troubadours 279
App. 2 Occitan terms 292
App. 3 Research tools and reference works 295
App. 4 The chansonniers 303
Bibliography 306
Index 325
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