The troubadour tensos and partimens : a critical edition
Harvey, Ruth, Paterson, Linda M., Radaelli, Anna and Franchi, Claudio (2010) The troubadour tensos and partimens : a critical edition. Gallica, Vol.14 . Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer ; [London] : Modern Humanities Research Association. ISBN 9781843841975Full text not available from this repository.
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Best known for their love-songs and invention of Courtly Love, the troubadours were also fascinated by debate. Like their contemporaries throughout the medieval world who sharpened their wit and intellect on scholastic disputations, the troubadours devised their entire, multifaceted lyric production on the basis of many forms of dialogue: intertextual debates, satirical challenges, self-questioning, mini-dramas. This debating process is nowhere more in evidence than in the troubadour tensos and partimens. This three-volume critical edition makes available for the first time the massive corpus of 160 tensos and partimens involving real speakers. They supply a mine of new information on the medieval Occitan language, contemporary politics, courtly and judicial mores, and attitudes to gender, class, and ethnic stereotypes, often presenting a picture of courtly life, love and sexual relations very different from that of the better-known love-lyric. The edition meets the highest standards of scholarly rigour: the notes and critical apparatus are as minimal as scholarly probity allows but always helpful and well-argued, taking due account of previous scholarship, and the translations clear, accurate and elegant. A cumulative index, bibliography and glossary aid access to these volumes which fill one of the last major gaps in our knowledge of medieval Occitan literature. RUTH HARVEY is Professor of medieval Occitan literature at Royal Holloway, University of London; LINDA PATERSON is Professor Emerita of French at the University of Warwick. They were assisted by Anna Radaelli.
|Subjects:||M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > French Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Troubadour songs -- History and criticism, Occitan literature -- History and criticism, Debates and debating in literature, Rhetoric, Medieval -- France|
|Publisher:||D.S. Brewer ; [London] : Modern Humanities Research Association|
|Place of Publication:||Woodbridge|
In 3 volumes
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