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A Handbook of the Troubadours (Publications…

A Handbook of the Troubadours (Publications of the Ucla Center for…

by F. R. P. Akehurst (Editor), Judith M. Davis (Editor)

Other authors: Gerald Bond (Contributor), Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner (Contributor), Frank M. Chambers (Contributor), Suzanne Fleischman (Contributor), Eliza Miruna Ghil (Contributor)16 more, Frede Jensen (Contributor), Hans-Erich Keller (Contributor), Moshe Lazar (Contributor), Ronald Martinez (Contributor), Deborah H. Nelson (Contributor), William D. Paden (Contributor), Elizabeth W. Poe (Contributor), Roy S. Rosenstein (Contributor), Elisabeth Schulze-Busacker (Contributor), Nathaniel B. Smith (Contributor), Joseph T. Snow (Contributor), Robert Taylor (Contributor), Stephanie Cain Van D'Elden (Contributor), Hendrik van der Werf (Contributor), Amelia E. Van Vleck (Contributor), Paul Zumthor (Contributor)

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This book is a reference volume and a digest of more than a century of scholarly work on troubadour poetry. Written by leading scholars, it summarizes the current consensus on the various facets of troubadour studies. Standing at the beginning of the history of modern European verse, the troubadours were the prime poets and composers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the South of France. No study of medieval literature is complete without an examination of the courtly love which is celebrated in the elaborately rhymed stanzas of troubadour verse, creations whose words and melodies were imitated by poets and musicians all over medieval Europe. The words of about 2,500 troubadour songs have survived, along with 250 melodies, and all have come under intense scholarly scrutiny. This Handbook brings together the fruits of this scrutiny, giving teachers and students an overview of the fundamental issues in troubadour scholarship. All quotations are given in the original Old Occitan and in English. The editors provide a list of troubadour editions and an index, and each chapter includes a list of additional readings.… (more)



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This is a standard reference book for students of medieval romance language literatures. It provides a starting point for those who would like to begin working on troubadour literature. It is a good reference for those who work on other literatures and would do well to have a general introduction to the important literary tradition of the troubadours-- a tradition that will influence literature from Italy to Germany and beyond. ( )
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Akehurst, F. R. P.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, Judith M.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, GeraldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bruckner, Matilda TomarynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chambers, Frank M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fleischman, SuzanneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ghil, Eliza MirunaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jensen, FredeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keller, Hans-ErichContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lazar, MosheContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martinez, RonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nelson, Deborah H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paden, William D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Elizabeth W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenstein, Roy S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schulze-Busacker, ElisabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Nathaniel B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snow, Joseph T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van D'Elden, Stephanie CainContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van der Werf, HendrikContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Vleck, Amelia E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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